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Hucknall Town

The Yellows

Hucknall Town Football Club, nicknamed “The Yellows,” is a non-league football club based in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.

Established in 1943, they currently compete in the uhlsport UCL Premier Division North, which is part of the ninth tier of English football. The team calls Aerial Way their home ground.

Hucknall Town Football Club, initially established in 1943 as Hucknall Colliery Welfare FC, underwent a name change to Hucknall Town in 1987. The club, deeply rooted in its community and known for its family-friendly atmosphere, experienced notable success and challenges over the years. Between 1999 and 2004, the club competed in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, achieving the status of champions in the 2003-04 season. However, their progression was hindered when they were denied promotion to the Football Conference National Division due to the Watnall Road stadium not meeting the required standards.

In the 2005-06 season, Hucknall Town made a significant mark by reaching the FA Trophy Final, although they ultimately lost to Grays Athletic in a dramatic penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw at full-time. Following this high, the club faced a decline, with relegation in the 2008-09 season and another drop in 2010-11 to the NPL Division One South. Financial difficulties further impacted the club, resulting in a two-level relegation to the Central Midlands Football League Division South in 2012-13. Despite these setbacks, the club won the CMFL League Cup in 2014-15 and began showing signs of recovery, with optimism spurred by the commencement of work on a new stadium.

Celebrating its 75th anniversary in the 2018/19 season, Hucknall Town FC marked the occasion with a championship win in the Central Midlands League Division South, followed by a promotion to the East Midlands Counties League Premier. This achievement signaled the beginning of a recovery journey up the football pyramid. However, the next two seasons were heavily disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to changes in the league structure and Hucknall Town’s move to the United Counties League Division One for the 2021-22 season. Throughout its history, Hucknall Town FC has accrued a series of accolades across various leagues, demonstrating resilience and a commitment to excellence in the face of challenges.