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After formation in 1890 the Shildon club has played under the name of Town and United but after a financial problem in 1900 a new club was formed as Shildon Athletic who played in The Northern League.

In 1907, as semi-professionals, the club played in the North Eastern League until joining The Northern League in 1932 as Shildon AFC. The ‘thirties’ proved to be the club’s most successful period in its history.

As a loyal member of The Northern League who have achieved 4 senior championships, 
‘The Railwaymen’ have appreciated loyal service from long serving managers Ray Gowan and Gary Forrest. The club has enjoyed short periods in the top ten of Division One, but have also dropped down for three brief visits to Division Two.

Finances again caused the club problems in 2004, but new officials took responsibility for the running of the club and seven out of ten seasons in the top ten, surely proves the club is recovering well.


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Club History

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1977-1978Northern League16thKen Morton
1978-1979Northern League13thKen Morton
1979-1980Northern League9thBill Roughey
1980-1981Northern League7thBill Roughey
1981-1982Northern League9thT.Kirkbride
1982-1983Northern League Division One14thT.Kirkbride
1983-1984Northern League Division One15thTom Smith
1984-1985Northern League Division One18thTom Smith
1985-1986Northern League Division Two19thTom Smith
1986-1987Northern League Division Two3rdR.Heslington
1987-1988Northern League Division One12thR.Heslington
1988-1989Northern League Division One17thR.Heslington
1989-1990Northern League Division One14thJimmy Wattice
1990-1991Northern League Division One14thNick Jay
1991-1992Northern League Division One18thNick Ray
1992-1993Northern League Division Two3rdRay Gowan
1993-1994Northern League Division One9thRay Gowan
1994-1995Northern League Division One10thRay Gowan
1995-1996Northern League Division One12thRay Gowan
1996-1997Northern League Division One13thRay Gowan
1997-1998Northern League Division One9thRay Gowan
1998-1999Northern League Division One20thRay Gowan
1999-2000Northern League Division Two6thRay Gowan
2000-2001Northern League Division Two13thRay Gowan
 2001-2002Northern League Division Two1stRay Gowan
2002-2003Northern League Division One6thRay Gowan
2003-2004Northern League Division One11thRay Gowan
2004-2005Northern League Division One19thRay Gowan
2005-2006Northern League Division One9thGary Forrest
2006-2007Northern League Division One9thGary Forrest
2007-2008Northern League Division One5thGary Forrest
2008-2009Northern League Division One8thGary Forrest
2009-2010Northern League Division One2ndGary Forrest
2010-2011Northern League Division One5thGary Forrest
2011-2012Northern League Division One10thGary Forrest
2012-2013Northern League Division One8thGary Forrest
2013-2014Northern League Division One3rdGary Forrest

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