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Welcome To Holker Old Boys FC

Holker old Boys’ Football Club was founded in 1936 as an under 16 side from “Old Boys” of the then Holker Central Secondary School in Holker Street  Barrow-in-Furness. The school itself has long since been replaced with a Kwik Save supermarket, which has recently also closed its doors.

In season 1939-40 the club joined the local North Western Open Age League, playing all their games on local playing fields. Junior teams were soon formed thus keeping the links with their roots. 1967 saw the club enter a team in the West Lancashire League whilst retaining a side in the N.W.L.

More success followed as the club won the Adidas Lancashire Junior Shield in 1988/89 beating Walkden Town 2-0 and again in1990/91 when they defeated Park United 1-0. The club were now thinking of progressing to a higher standard of football but much work was needed on their ground to bring it up to the standard required.


We would like to thank committee members, sponsor, players, friends and their families for the hard work in raising the required funds to fully renovate the clubhouse and changing rooms as well as build a pitch enclosure. These updates were needed in order for us to comply with the requirements stipulated by the NWCFL. We are ere extremely happy to announce that the league have accepted our application based on a recent ground inspection and we will start next season in the 2nd division.

We are also pleased to announce that our corporate sponsor Quickplay Sport have signed an agreement to become our equipment provider, this will involve supplying the club with match goals, training goals, football rebounder, pitchside shelters and searting as well as a host of other training accesories all of which will enhance the club at all levels.


Holker Old Boys took a couple of seasons to acclimatise to the new higher standard during which time floodlights were installed but in 1993/94 they finished third in the Second Division behind Haslingden (now defunct) and North Trafford (now Trafford). Thanks for your interest!
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