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Coalville Town

The Ravens

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Coalville Town Football Club, nicknamed “The Ravens,” is a non-league football club based in Coalville, Leicestershire.

Established in 1926, they currently compete in the Pitching In Southern Football League Premier Central, which is part of the seventh tier of English football. The team calls Owen Street Sports Ground their home ground.

Coalville Town Football Club, originally known as Ravenstone Miners Athletic, was established in 1926, finding early success in local leagues and achieving notable victories, including multiple Division One titles and the Coalville & District Charity Cup. Transitioning to the North Leicestershire League in 1975 after their original league dissolved, they continued to excel, eventually joining the Leicestershire Senior League in 1991. The move to Owen Street in 1995 marked a new chapter, with the team adapting to significant changes and setting the groundwork for future successes.

Under the management of Lee Harriman starting in 2001, Coalville Town experienced its most triumphant period, clinching back-to-back Senior League titles and ascending to the Midland Football Alliance. Their remarkable journey in the FA Cup during the 2004/05 season, reaching the first round proper, epitomized the club’s growing stature. Success continued under manager Adam Stevens, who led the team to numerous high finishes in the league standings and a memorable appearance at Wembley in the FA Vase final.

The club’s narrative in recent years underlines a pattern of resilience and ambition, with the team frequently contending for top positions and promotion. Despite managerial changes and the challenges of fluctuating league performances, Coalville Town has maintained a competitive edge, culminating in a promotion play-off victory in 2016. Alongside their achievements on the pitch, the club’s commitment to developing local talent through their youth development pathway indicates a holistic approach to growth and community engagement.

Coalville Town Football Club Limited is a registered company in England and Wales under company number 09123781 .