Harrogate V Workington Saturday 24th March 2012
Harrogate Town Football Club is an English semi-professional football club based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The club was founded in 1914 and currently competes in the Conference North division of the Football Conference.The club was founded as Harrogate AFC in 1914. Previously the town of Harrogate had tried to put together a football team as far back as 1907 but nothing emerged until 1914. They were entered into the Northern League upon their year of founding, and were set to play their home fixtures at the County Ground. However, due to World War I all fixtures were postponed.
After World War I ended, a meeting was held around the idea of putting the club back together. A man named Robert Ackrill Breare instigated this, and he later became the Secretary of the club. Harrogate were entered into the West Riding League. Harrogate AFC finally played in their first competitive fixture on 30 August 1919 at Starbeck Lane Ground against Horsforth FC. They won the game 1–0. The club play at Wetherby Road, also known as the CNG Stadium for sponsorship purposes. Opened on 28 August 1920, it has a capacity of 3,800 of which 500 is seated Me and my son made our way down from Carlisle over the A66 and down the A1 before arriving into Harrogate after Lunch. We visited the RHS at Harlow_Carr and spent a few hours their before heading into the town centre for lunch at the The-winter-gardens in the centre, before a quick trip to Valley park for my son to run around for half hour. We headed up to the ground around 2 and after parking a few streets away wandered up to the ground.