Our History

Our History

Haringey Borough FC has a long and proud history which continues to be made today (head to http://www.haringeyboroughfc.net for the very latest team and fixtures news).

Men's History

It was not until 1970 that a team competed under the name of Haringey Borough when WOOD GREEN TOWN who had played at Coles Park since 1930 changed their name to Haringey Borough while playing in Intermediate football. But the roots of the Club go back to 1907 when TUFNELL PARK FC was formed and joined the London League in which it played until 1914. Wood Green Town was itself a breakaway off-shoot of Tufnell Park in 1911, playing under the name of Tufnell Spartans until 1920. After many name changes and amalgamations which at various times saw the ancestors of the present Club playing in the Isthmian, Athenian, Spartan and Delphian Leagues on a number of different grounds the two Clubs merged in 1973 and played at Coles Park, briefly under the name of Edmonton & Haringey FC until 1976 when the present name was adopted. The Club played in the Athenian League until that Competition closed and they were admitted into the Isthmian League Division 2 North in 1984, remaining in membership for four years but being unable to fulfil their fixtures in 1988/89 due to a mass exodus of management and players just a few weeks before the start of that season.

After a year in the wilderness they were admitted to the Spartan League in 1989 retaining Premier Division membership throughout until the South Midlands League merger in season 1997/98 when they finished 7th. in the Premier Division South to secure membership of the new “combined” Premier Division in 1998/99 as well as being runners up in the League’s Premier Division Cup. Premier Division status was retained until the end of season 2006/07 when the Club’s regular flirting with danger finally failed to provide the customary last gasp escape and relegation to Division One ensued, largely due to disastrous early results but the major improvement in the latter stages left Borough only one point adrift of safety. The team bounced back with promotion at the very first attempt and a fine season ended with both promotion and the winning of the Division One Cup. Back in the Premier Division for the season 2008/09 the Club again quickly found itself among the relegation strugglers leading to the appointment of the current Manager ╨ the vastly experienced Tom Loizou. The bottom places were again just avoided but 2009/10 produced a better showing and after a poor start the efforts of the team produced a marked improvement after the enforced winter break owing to the inclement weather. A good run of results thereafter and particularly a run of 7 unbeaten games in April led to the club finishing 15th in the Division, the highest for several years and that progress was maintained through 2010/11 with an 8th placed finish. Even better was to follow in the next season 2011/12 when a highest ever 5th place was achieved and the League Challenge Trophy won which entailed six victories all away from Coles Park. After massive stadium improvements in the close season hopes were high for 2012/13 but the poor weather and problematic pitch led to a massive fixture backlog which negated any chance of a serious challenge for honours and the Club finished 9th after a closing run of seven unbeaten League matches, including a draw with Champions Dunstable Town. The Club entered 2013/14 with Tom Loizou at the helm for a 6th season and with realistic hopes of making a serious challenge for the sole promotion spot, having been moved sideways into the Essex Senior League by the FA. The Club missed out by a single point to Champions Great Wakering Rovers, despite amassing an impressive 91 points including 15 consecutive league wins at the end of the season. However better was to follow in 2014/15 as the Championship was secured with 103 points from 38 games with the runners up 11 points behind. The Club breaking the Essex Senior League record of consecutive wins (21)in the process and in fact proudly achieving the best record in all non league football nationally in the calendar year 2014.

Women's History

A Women’s Team was formed in 1999 and quickly established itself in the Eastern Region Women’s League finishing as runners-up in both the 2nd. and 1st. Divisions to earn promotion to the top Division for 2002/03. It then coped easily to finish fourth in the first season of Regional Premier Division football and has since recorded three further fourth place finishes. It has remained in that Division since then save for season 2010/11 following relegation to Division One from which it bounced straight back as runners-up at the first attempt. The 2001/02 Eastern Region Knock-out Plate was won in April 2002 and In 2005/06 they were the losing League Cup finalists by the odd goal of seven in a thrilling contest with Norwich City Canaries.

Youth History

Youth teams ran at various age levels during the first decade of the new century and with considerable success particularly at the older age groups including progress into the 2nd round proper of the FA Youth Cup in 2006/07. At Under 18 level the Southern Counties Floodlit Youth League was entered and teams competed in the Cheshunt and Harrow Youth Leagues at younger ages.

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