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Harrogate Railway Athletic

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Northern Premier League Division One North.


Ever since their formation in 1935 ‘The Rail’ have had to compete with the ‘Town’ club who were already established. The ‘new’ club’s seasons were spent in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate & District League before moving on to the Yorkshire League until 1982, when they and ‘Town’ joined the new Northern Counties East.

Two periods of Northern Counties East Premier Division football were enjoyed between 1987-1993 and 1999-2006, but it was new manager Martin Haresign who changed the clubs luck and after two consecutive third place finishes, promotion was gained into The Northern Premier League Division One in 2006. The fact that the club chose to employ six managers since qualifying for the Premier level made consistency difficult, but Harrogate Railway Athletic have a reputation for battling which will give them every chance to shake off five tough campaigns.



Club Factfile

Station View, Starbeck, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 7JA
01423 883 104
From All Areas I would suggest using the M1 A1 Link Road heading North. Once on the A1 North stay on it until Junction 47. Exit at Junction 47 and take the 1st Exit at the Roundabout A59 heading towards Knaresborough and Harrogate. At the next Roundabout take the 3rd exit A59 Knaresborough. Stay on the A59 through Knaresborough and on towards Harrogate, after approx 1 mile from Knaresborough you will enter Starbeck. Proceed through Starbeck over the Railway Crossing. Station View is the 1st Right after the Railway Crossing. The Ground is at the far end of Station View. If you are coming from Harrogate towards Knaresborough on the A59 turn left immediately prior to pelican crossing just before the Railway Crossing. The Ground is at the far end of Station View.
Record Attendance:
3,500 v Bristol City FA Cup 2nd Rd 2002-2003
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Northern Counties East Division One North Champions 1998-1999

Club History

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1982-1983Northern Counties East Division Two North14th
 1983-1984Northern Counties East Division One North1stF.Cliffe
1984-1985Northern Counties East Division One North4thF.Cliffe
1985-1986Northern Counties East Division One14thF.Cliffe
1986-1987Northern Counties East Division One4thF.Cliffe
1987-1988Northern Counties East Premier Division12thF.Cliffe
1988-1989Northern Counties East Premier Division8thA.Lodge
1989-1990Northern Counties East Premier Division5thA.Lodge
1990-1991Northern Counties East Premier Division7thA.Lodge
1991-1992Northern Counties East Premier Division18thDennis Metcalfe
1992-1993Northern Counties East Premier Division20thBarry Statham
1993-1994Northern Counties East Division One9thG.Shepherd
1994-1995Northern Counties East Division One7thG.Shepherd
1995-1996Northern Counties East Division One8thG.Shepherd
1996-1997Northern Counties East Division One3rdG.Sherpherd
1997-1998Northern Counties East Division One11thA.Vincent
 1998-1999Northern Counties East Division One North1stDave Fell
1999-2000Northern Counties East Premier Division16thP.Marshall
2000-2001Northern Counties East Premier Division13thP.Marshall
2001-2002Northern Counties East Premier Division5thP.Marshall
2002-2003Northern Counties East Premier Division10thP.Marshall
2003-2004Northern Counties East Premier Division12thDave Hamson
2004-2005Northern Counties East Premier Division3rdMartin Haresign
2005-2006Northern Counties East Premier Division3rdMartin Haresign
2006-2007Northern Premier League Division One12thMartin Haresign
2007-2008Northern Premier League Division One North12thVince Brookie
2008-2009Northern Premier League Division One North18thDavid Morgan
2009-2010Northern Premier League Division One North17thPhil Sharpe
2010-2011Northern Premier League Division One North20thNigel Danby
2011-2012Northern Premier League Division One North21stNigel Danby
2012-2013Northern Premier League Division One North18thBilly Miller
2013-2014Northern Premier League Division One North13thBilly Miller

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