Under-15s Trials 11th July

Bacup Borough F C U15 Trials.

Trials for the U15 2015/16 season playing Sunday league football in the East Lancashire Football Alliance league will take place at Maden Recreation Ground, Maden Road, Bacup, OL13 8HY on Saturday 11th July 10-12 followed by a competitive game on Sunday 12th July, prior to team selection.

Players interested in attending will need to be in current school year 8 or 9 and attend from 9.30 onwards to register or alternatively by text on 07824 871086 or


New Press & Media Manager Appointed

Bacup Borough FC are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Press & Media Manager, Joel Downings following the departure of Jay Taylor.

Joel brings with him experience in the field having worked as a social media executive in the past before deciding to undertake a Football Business & Media degree at UCFB, where he is currently in his third year. We hope his past experience plus his education will help take the club’s social media and press department to new heights.

The club would like to wish Jay Taylor the best as he looks to begin a career in football and welcome Joel to the club as he starts his journey in the football industry.

Joel is under no illusions of what a hard act to follow Jay will be: “I’m aware of what a great job he did at the club in his two seasons here and hope I can live up to the expectations he’s left me with. I can’t wait to start this exciting new chapter in my career, my first in football and hope my past experience can help build on the impressive platform Jay left behind.



Media Manager Departs

Media man Jay Taylor has decided to leave his position with the club in order to seek full-time employment elsewhere.

He leaves with a heavy heart after two voluntary years at the club.

Jay had this to say on his time at Bacup “I have had a brilliant two years at Bacup however I feel the time is right now I have finished university to seek full-time employment elsewhere. I am incredibly grateful to Brent first of all for giving me this opportunity, I’d also like to give a shout out to Debra & the girls who welcomed me into the ‘Bacup Family’ straight away making my time thoroughly enjoyable.”

“I not only worked for Bacup but was also a huge fan after developing a strong emotional attachment to the club from the outset.”

“It is a football club with great people involved & I wish the club all the best for the future.”

Manager Brent Peters had this to say regarding Jay’s time at the club, “Having recruited Jay on a voluntary basis 24 months ago whilst he was undertaking Business & Media studies at UCFB, I can now go on record to say during these months Jay has been a pleasure to work with; his commitment, his dedication, his reliability & his standard of work can only be described as impeccable. Jay has now graduated and will now be leaving us to find a full time career within the Sports Sector, to this end we all at Bacup Borough Football Club would like to thank Jay for his efforts and wish him well in his future career, he most certainly will prove to be a hard act to follow.”


Under 15’s Team Launched

Bacup Borough Football Club manager Brent Peters has been a busy man as ever during the summer months, first of all working on the introduction of an u17 Youth team which will be overseen by coaches Kevin Jelley and Lee Barrett and will play matches on a Sunday in the North West Youth Alliance League.


Following on from this it has just been announced that a newly formed Bacup Borough u15 team will be introduced and will compete in the East Lancashire League, again on a Sunday.


Manager Brent Peters went on record in welcoming Bacup Junior u14 coaches Andrew Walker and Darren Reece to whom will oversee the newly created u15 age group, it is anticipated there will be trials held in the next few weeks open to all players of the required age group, further details will be released in due course.


Manager Brent Peters finished by saying “Hopefully the introduction of initially these two age groups, there will be more age groups to follow” Peters added “The Youth is the future of this football club, by introducing these teams is very much essential for future growth and stability in giving local players the chance to represent their towns senior football team”.



Scotsman Volunteers to Join the Journey

Another addition to the club is Sandy Wilkie who moved from his home town of Glasgow into the Rossendale Valley in January and being a keen follower of football he was of the one thistle team at Partick Thistle FC with specific responsibility around monitoring the home fans match day experience.

Sandy attended his first home game at the Brian Boys West View Stadium in February and gratefully volunteered his services to the football club.

As a volunteer his role will be combined with building business and partner relationships in order to encourage financial streams coming into the club. This will also be combined with engaging supporters and benefactors of the club and will play a vital role in raising awareness of the Bacup Borough FC brand in conjunction with the newly formed community supporter groups.



Club Poet Appointed

We welcome Sharon Jones as the clubs first ever official poet, this will prove to be a pivotal role within the clubs education links, not only will Sharon be promoting Football Poetry into education, by delivering this it will also raise awareness of the football club and with this strengthen our community  links  within our schools. Manager Brent Peters added “Education & Football can be very much counterproductive and with this we are pleased to welcome Sharon as our official club football poet.”

Getting to know Sharon……………

“My name is Sharon Jones and I am a Senior Tutor and Football Poet. Originally from Liverpool I have had my football poetry published in several anthologies, and I have performed poetry workshops in schools and football study centres around the UK. Bill Shankly’s famous quote: ‘Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that’ sums up a philosophy and passion for our national game that I share. Football is poetry in motion, and as an advocate for the power of words, my aim as club poet is to promote Bacup Borough Fc through a poem for every home game, and through football poetry competitions to run in schools and local festivals. This is a fantastic opportunity to promote Football and Poetry and swap shirts with Shakespeare!”





Coaching Staff Bolstered

The club can today reveal that we have welcomed Ferre Edwards to the Borough’s coaching staff joining Andy Barlow and Jimmy Petruzzi along with manager Brent Peters.

Edwards holds many qualifications including an FA level 1 & 2 as well as level 3 personal training and level 2 sport group training however before all of this he used to be a player before an occurrence of a serious knee injury cutting his time short but appeared for Curzon Ashton at youth level, FC United of Manchester, Stalybridge Celtic, Rhydymwyn FC and AFC Barrow. Following on from his playing career Edwards became the assistant manager at former club Curzon Ashton.

All of the coaching staff will complement each other with the knowledge and experience of coaching, fitness and nutrition psychology and will all work closely with the first-team squad in order to get the best out of everyone.


Room Available to hire for ANY occasion

We at Bacup & Rossendale Borough Football Club have a spacious room available to hire for any occasion, any specific theme which can be designed and tailored to match your perfect needs. Don’t hesitate, contact today!



Above you can see the space available before decorated and also after decorated.

Kids birthday parties, weddings, or just a good night with friends, whatever the occasion this room is available to hire for a reasonable price.

If interested please contact Debra O’Connor on 07930148400


School Finals a Success

Last night Bacup & Rossendale Borough Football Club hosted the Year 10 & Year 11 Rossendale Schools Football Finals.

It was a brilliant occasion with many friends and family coming along to watch and even the weather put out for the finals, there were luscious blue skies all around the picturesque Brian Boys West View Stadium, albeit a little nippy.

In the Year 10 final Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar School ran out 3-0 winners against Haslingden High.

Brian Boys (pictured right with Bacup manager Brent Peters) presented the medals to the Year 10 victors BRGS

In the Year 11 final Alder Grange netted in the last minute to win 1-0 against Whitworth High School.

John Boys presented the medals to the Year 11 winners Alder Grange

Two fantastic finals all in all, congratulations to those victorious and commiserations to the two other finalists, all of you did incredibly well to get to that stage.  

Finally we would like to thank our club sponsor Brian Boys and his son John Boys who presented the medals and trophies to the winning sides.