U21s Goalkeeper Wanted

Bacup Borough Football Club Under 21s are searching for a new goalkeeper for this season

They play on Sunday’s in the North West Under 21s league which is a very demanding and competitive league for those players looking to improve and move forward with their game.

If you believe that you’ve got the ability and determination to work hard playing within a semi-professional set up please contact, Andrew Walker for further details – manager@bacupborough.co.uk

Peters Remaining Positive Ahead Of Golcar United

Brent Peters goes into the weekend game against Golcar United with a positive outlook. And even though the season has got off to a slow start for Borough in regards to results, the gaffer is more than happy with his young sides application and willingness to learn.

The manager spoke to Bacup Borough FC Media about the recent defeat to Shelley FC and briefly touched upon the game away at Golcar United in the North West Counties Division One fixture.

Peters Looking To Make It Three In A Row

Investing In The Youth

Tonight we get back to league action when we welcome Shelley to the Brian Boys Stadium. It seems quite a while since we last played in the league when we achieved two back to back league wins.

Our past two fixtures have seen us disappointingly exiting from two cup competitions, both just as easy as we have gone out we could also have been in the hat for the next round, such was the fact that in both games there was very little to choose between the two sides.

However we must get away from self-destructing and players have got to be able to take on board simple information, Saturday against Abbey Hey I was absolutely fuming after the game, I gave a simple basic instruction before introducing my last substitute, his information was, just play in the pocket and keep your eye on their right full back who was at times getting forward with late runs. The player in question responded yes, no problem, but it was a problem, and it did turn out to be a critical problem because the full back in question scored their winning goal. I was absolutely fuming as my substitute took it on himself to get involved with something else and not the duties he was given. Not only did he get it off me after the game but also on Sunday when I rang him up to try to find out what had got into his head. It is one thing giving young lads their heads by playing them in a mans league, but it is another when they just can’t digest basic important information.

Not only are my team giving me an headache but daily so is a four legged protected animal by way of a badger. Every morning I arrive at the ground and every morning it has caused havoc on the pitch by digging, I think it is fair to say it is completely doing my head in. And to make things worse there is not a right lot I can do about it, the only thing it has in common with Bacup Borough is it is Black & white. I can’t even say it is bringing us much luck, but rest assured it is dropping plenty of muck, they say muck for luck, well lets hope come 10pm tonight our luck is in and we have ended the game with three straight League victories.

Finally. There will be some new faces added to the squad tonight, another bonus being they are local lads too, we wish them well hopefully they enjoy their journey with us.

Enjoy the game
Brent Peters

Monthly Analytics Meetings Great Success

Monthly Meetings To Be Held At The Red Hall Hotel

Manager, Brent Peters gathered his players at the Red Hall Hotel in Bury for the 1st teams monthly analytics meeting.

It was an opportunity for the gaffer to address his players to discuss the positives and some of the finer details of how the first month in the NWCFL First Division has gone so far.

The monthly meetings will be an excellent way of discussing and reflecting on issues from a footballing prospective and also for the entire Bacup Borough staff to spend time together in different surroundings. Chatting to the manager he said; ‘This is a brilliant way of coming together to discuss the positives and the negatives of our game. It also allows us to focus on both the things we are doing right but also develop and work on things that need extra attention’.

It’s clear to see that the manager is certainly hoping that this season will be as successful as possible. And with regular monthly meetings due to take place during this campaign, it should only act as a positive addition in the clubs quest for silverware.


Bacup Borough Sign Kelvin Trippier

Bacup Borough have fought off interest from several other clubs to secure the signature of the highly regarded, Kelvin Tripper.

The player, who was formerly known as Kelvin Lomax, has played over one hundred Football League games, the majority coming for Oldham Athletic between 2004 – 2011. Kelvin has also played in Australia for Shepparton United. The 28-year-old is the older brother of former Manchester City and Burnley full back Kieran Trippier who has recently signed for Tottenham Hotspur.

Manager Brent Peters was obviously highly delighted with this capture and he had this to say “Kelvin is a first class player who can play several positions, the boy oozes quality and professionalism which will not only be a vital asset on the pitch but off the pitch. Kelvin will take the lead by way of example and others will follow.”

Peters added “In light of so many good non-league clubs higher up the pyramid than we are currently are competing for his signature this signing has proved to be a special. Helped by the fact that Kelvin is also close to my first team coach Andy Barlow and is friendly with Captain Shane Birtles. There is no doubt that the player is capable of playing at an higher level but the influence of my coach and captain have been major factors in bringing such a highly talented player to the Brian Boys West View Stadium”

Peters finished by saying “Hopefully the quality of Kelvin joining us will open the door for others to follow”



TheNonLeague Magazine Launches August 1st

August 1st 2015 sees the launch of a brand new monthly football magazine for supporters of North West non-league football.

TheNonLeague is a full colour 100 page magazine filled with articles and images from the region’s non-league clubs. 

The magazine will provide unrivalled monthly coverage of all the North West teams playing their football in The National League through to NWCFL 1st Division, whilst there will be regular articles on teams playing in Step 7 and beyond.

First issue ‘Special Offer’

The cover cost of the magazine is £4.50 per issue, but every copy of the first issue delivered to our club will have a special ‘matchday’ sticker on the front cover stating that if supporters buy their copy from the club it will cost them just £1.

The additional bonus being that Bacup Borough will keep every single penny of every single pound taken for the magazine at the ground.

Every copy sold makes money for Bacup Borough

From September onwards TheNonLeague magazine will continue to deliver special ‘matchday’ versions to the club.

Each issue will have a promotional sticker on the front cover stating that if supporters buy their copy from the club it will only cost £3 (a saving on the cover cost of £1.50)

The additional bonus being that Bacup Borough will also receive £1 from each sale!!

Facebook: TheNonLeagueMag   Twitter: @TheNonLeagueMag



Bacup Borough Quiz Nights

On the last Thursday of every month the club will be hosting quiz nights in the Martin Peter’s Lounge. Get together a team of friends and come down for a great evening of fun and games. There will be prizes for the winners and a good time had by all.

The first will be held at 7:30pm on Thursday 27th of July. See below for more details.


Elizabeth Alker Becomes Honorary President

Bacup Borough Football Club are delighted to announce that BBC Radio 6 Music’s Elizabeth Alker has joined the club as Honorary President.

Alker, a broadcast journalist with BBC, announced via her Twitter account that she was excited to be on board with the club and to attend her first match versus Atherton on August 19th.

The club would like to thank Elizabeth for her support and wish her a very successful tenure in the position.

Keep your eyes on the club website and Twitter account as this won’t be the last you hear from Elizabeth!


Follow @ElizabethAlker on Twitter


Shane Birtles Named New Captain

Bacup Borough Manager Brent Peters has announced that Shane Birtles will captain the club from the 2015/16 season.

Birtles, a former Huddersfield Town youngster, has been with the club since 2012. Having swept the board at the end of season awards that year Birtles is held in high regard amongst playing staff and management. After suffering a broken leg during the 2013/14 campaign which kept him out until well into last season the player will be hoping he can bounce back strongly and lead the club in their promotion charge.

Alongside his playing career Shane also works with the PFA as a Project Administrator.

Manager Brent Peters had this to say “It is with great pleasure to be able to make Shane the Captain and equally it is with grateful thanks that Shane accepted this position and all the responsibility that goes with it. Since Shane joined the club at the start of the 2012/13 football season he has proved not only to be a valuable player for the team but he is well respected by all of the supporters, the club staff and his fellow players, this was recognised when at the conclusion of that season Shane did go onto win all of the main awards, Supporters player of the year, Players Player of the year and The Managers Player of the year.”

Peters went onto say “Making a player the captain is not about just giving someone a title, I have always thought very carefully to whom I offer this prestigious position and I am honoured to have had some excellent creditable captains throughout my managerial time and Shane has all of the attributes to be right up there with the best of them. Shane is very Professional with all aspects of his football, the boy trains well, is punctual, has an excellent discipline record and what is more his fellow players all respect him.

“There could not be anyone more fitting than Shane to lead this club on at an historic time of reverting back to Bacup Borough Football Club and the fact we have for the first time introduced U15 and U17 teams along with the introduction of a Football Academy. Shane is the perfect example for any of these young players in their football progression. I wish Shane luck and every success in his role and for the season ahead.”


August 2015/16 Fixtures












Bacup Borough’s fixtures for august 2015 have been announced and will see them host Cheadle town on Saturday August 8th before travelling to Holker Old Boys on August 11th. The month also brings an FA Cup qualifier in the form of Runcorn Town away.

See below for a full list of fixtures in August:

Saturday 8th August 2015 Bacup Boro v. Cheadle Town (H) NWCFL

Tuesday 11th August 2015 Holker Old Boys v. Bacup Boro (A) NWCFL

Saturday 15th August 2015 Runcorn Town v. Bacup Boro (A) FA Cup

Wednesday 19th August 2015 Bacup Boro v. Atherton LR (H) NWCFL

Saturday 22nd August 2015 Stockport Town v. Bacup Boro (A) NWCFL

Tuesday 25th August 2015 Chadderton v. Bacup Boro (A) NWCFL