Selby Town Football Club was formed in 1919, adopting the nickname “The Robins”. The first senior club in the town since World War 1, a year later in 1920 they became founder members of The Yorkshire League and are the only club to have played all 62 seasons. The teams golden era was the 30’s and 50’s when winning trophies Became a bit of a habit! The 30’s saw The Robins win the league 3 times, The West Riding Trophy 3 times and The League Cup!
The 50’s saw Selby Town win the League twice, triumph in the League Cup twice and reach the first round of the F.A.Cup 4 times! They also Recorded the clubs highest attendance of 7,000 in 1954 when they played Bradford Park Avenue in the F. A. Cup 1st Round!
The Robins moved from The Bowling Green across town to the current Flaxley Road ground on Richard Street which was purpose built in the early 50’s. The clubs record goalscorer is Graham Shepherd who notched up 158 goals between 1963 and 1982. Selby Town’s modern era has seen them reach the 4h round of the F.A. Vase in 1996, the same year they won the NCEL Division One Title.
Since the turn of the century, Selby Town FC flourished under the guidance of former player Bob Lyon, winning the President’s Cup, the Barkston Ash Cup, and The Vets over 40’s all in 2001. Season 2004/05 saw the first team finish runners up in the NCEL Premier Division and The CJ 19’s runners up in the Youth Alliance league. A year later and the first team were runners up in the Presidents Cup, and semi finalists in the League Cup. Since then the club has seen its fortunes go up and down, with the unfortunate effect of being relegated in 2011/12 to Division 1 of the NCEL. Since then the club has seen some instability as managers have struggled to find that winning formula. But in 2017, new manager Christian Fox joined Selby Town and put together a new squad of players which many hope will lead to a return to the successes of years gone by. Since then Selby Town FC reached the final of the West Riding County Cup in 2018, and lost out to Farsley Celtic 4-1.
Yorkshire League: 1932/33, 1934/35, 1935/36, 1952/53, 1953/54
NCE League Cup Runners Up: 1990
NCE Presidents Cup Winners: 2001
West Riding Senior Cup: 1937/38
West Riding County Cup: 1927/28, 1948/49
West Riding Challenge Cup: 1934/35, 1935/36
League History: Yorkshire League: 1920-82, NCEL 1982
Best Season: FA Cup – 2nd Round: 1954/55
FA Vase – Preliminary Round: 1989/90
Record Attendance: 7,000 v Bradford Park Avenue
FA Cup – 1st Rd: 1953/54
Ryan works in York as a mechanic.
He has previously played for Sporting Knavesmire.
His most enjoyable moment from his time at Selby Town is beating Bradford Park Avenue on penalties in the West Riding County Cup.
Ryan is a FIFA man, and his favourite player is John Terry.
Ryan captains the Selby Town side, playing as a centre half with the number 5 shirt on his back.
Aged 24, and from Luton – Ann is living in York whilst studying physiotherapist at university.
He has previously played for Luton Town, St Neots Town, Hitchin Town, and Kings Langley.
His greatest memory in non league so far was reaching the play off final with Hitchin Town.
A FIFA man, his greatest inspiration in football was Ledley King which he puts down to his “overall understanding of the game and leadership skills.”
Reuben has played for a number of clubs including Cliffe F.C.
He had a stint in management at Selby Town before stepping back due to work commitments.
Reuben plays at right-back with the number 2 shirt.
Nick is just starting out as a labourer, but hopes to travel the world playing football.
Previously played for York City and Bodens BK.
He hasn’t been at the club long, but his best memory so far is winning against Tadcaster Albion in the semi final of the West Riding County Cup.
Nick is also a FIFA player (that Selby Town FIFA tournament is gaining players by the minute), and he looks up to Sergio Ramos, because he is a “goal scoring centre back”.
Nick is versatile and can play as a full back or striker, wearing the number 6 or number 9 shirt depending on his position.
Nick is kindly sponsored for 2018/19 by David Reynolds.
Formerly of York City, Zac also held trials at Sunderland.
This is his first season within Selby Town Football Club’s defence.
Danny is a defensive midfielder.
He has previously played for Selby u19s, Tadcaster Albion, Dringhouses, Copmanthorpe, Glasshoughton Welfare, and Huntington.
Danny’s favourite Selby Town memory was from a few years back (possibly 2013/14) when Selby hosted Shaw Lane at Richard Street. At the time Shaw Lane were paying stupid money to get players to play for them, yet Selby still finished the game 3-1 winners.
Football Manager is his game of choice, and growing up Steven Gerrard was his favourite player, but the best player he has seen play live is Jermaine Defoe whose ‘pace was frightening’.
A joiner by trade, Danny lives in York and works for Future Roof fitting GRP
Chris lives in York and works as a Sports Marketing Intern at York St John.
He has previously played for York City FC, Huntington Rovers, and Osbaldwick FC.
He has had numerous highlights in his sporting career, from gaining back-to-back promotions to winning county cups. But his favourite moment in football so far was representing York City FC at junior level until the age of 15.
Chris usually plays in the centre of midfield but can also play further forward.
He also plays cricket for Woodhouse Grange CCin the North Yorkshire Premiership which shows how seriously he takes his sport.
Lives in York with his partner and 3 month old baby boy. Works in Insurance for Aviva.
He has previously played for Leeds United, Bradford Park Avenue, Cadiz (Spain), Farsley Celtic, and Harrogate Railway.
His favourite moment with Selby Town was beating Tadcaster Albion 2-0 to make the final of the West Riding Cup, which will be played against his old club Farsley Celtic!
He’d choose football manager over FIFA or PES, and is a big fan of Paul Scholes.
Charlie’s claim to fame is winning the first team bleep test at Leeds United, relegating Robert Snodgrass into 2nd!
Charlie plays in midfield with the number 8 shirt.
Harry lives in York, and is currently studying sports and coaching.
He has previously played for Dringhouses.
Harry’s best time so far with Selby Town was stepping up to take a penalty in Selby’s win over Bradford Park Avenue in the West Riding County Cup – a penalty he calmly put away, helping to win the game.
He is 100% a FIFA player, and thinks he is the uncrowned FIFA king, something Ben Lock might dispute?
Harry’s proud of the fact that when his dad (former footballer Nick Bissett) played at Old Trafford in the FA Cup, he ‘tore Ryan Giggs to shreds’ – good man!
Harry is a forward and usually wears the number 17 shirt.
Carl is a striker and wears the number 10 shirt.
At 28, Carl has had experience at a high level with a number of clubs, most recently Tadcaster Albion and Pickering Town, Carl will be ideal support for our leading scorer’s Liam Flanagan and Joe Dale.
He works in York as a ground worker.
His greatest moment in football was scoring against his home city on Boxing Day, and then playing the reverse fixture on New Years Day in front of 4,000.
A Fifa player, Carl’s footballing icon is Gazza – a true, passionated Englishman.
Carl is kindly sponsored by LR Joinery.
Liam works as a painter and decorator and has previously played for Chesterfield.
His favourite moment for selby was “probably scoring 3 goals in the quarter finals against Halifax Town”, as well as scoring the second goal against Tadcaster Albion which put the game out of Tadcaster’s reach, leading to Selby Town progressing to the final of the West Riding County Cup,
Liam is a FIFA player and his favourite player is Javier Hernandez. It is unknown as to whether his FIFA skills are as good as his Selby Town playing career, but he holds the honour of scoring the 3000th goal in Selby Town’s long history, a fantastic achievement.
Liam is a centre forward and wears the number 9 shirt.
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