History

After been disbanded for a number of years Sherburn White Rose reformed in the 1960-61 season from the old bacon factory football team. Alan Hewitt being on of the main instigators of the reformation virtually running the club single handed until his retirement in the late eighties.

Sherburn White Rose joined the West Yorkshire league which they have remained until this day making them one of the oldest member clubs.

The team lost most of their players to other teams at the beginning of the 1968-69 season. Which meant Sherburn White Rose had the rely on the only other football team within the village to replace the players, the Sherburn youth club team. Due to the age and inexperience of the team Sherburn were relegated from the first division. Over the year up until 1990 Sherburn languished in the lower leagues having limited success in the cups.

Bill Poskitt took over the running of the club in the late eighties approaching Barry Wilkes as the manager. The team were promoted to the premier division unbeaten in Barry’s first season (1990-91) as manager. This same season the reserve team started in the Selby League finishing 3rd in the league and league cup Runners up. The following season the Reserves joined the West Yorkshire League.

In this period whilst under Bill’s guidance and Peter Liddle’s Chairmanship a clubhouse was built on to the changing rooms bringing in much needed revenue.

After Barry’s departure to Selby Town, Ron Winter took over charge as manager in the 1992-93 season bringing in a new set of players we held our own in the premier division for two seasons until Ron’s departure.

Kevin Hayton was appointed Manager in 1994 bringing success to the club by winning the Barkston Ash cup two seasons running the first time since 1968.

The club then fell on hard times again with the departure of Bill Poskitt and manager Kevin Hayton. The club appointed several managers over next few years eventually been relegated to Division one.

To keep the team running Peter Wainwright, Rob Sutcliffe and Trevor Bradley ran the team in the 2000-01 season keeping the team in Division one. Trevor Bradley took charge of the team for the next three seasons for the fourth time in the club history unfortunately getting relegated to Division two.

The club benefited from a substantial grant from the football foundation in 2003 and used the funds to build a brand new club-house, encompassing a new bar, function room, kitchen and four modern changing rooms.

The appointment of Wayne Day as Manager of the club in 2004 completely changed how the club was run, bringing in new players and professional attitude. Sherburn White Rose were once again successful. Winning promotion to division one, temple newsom winners, league cup winners and Barkston Ash cup runners up in Wayne’s first season.

In 2006 Sherburn White Rose regained their status in the Premier Division of the West Yorkshire League. Sherburn also won the West Riding County F.A Challenge Cup for the first and only time in the club’s current history. In 2007 the club fielded three separate senior teams for the first time with a third team entering the Selby Invitation League and acting as a feeder team for the reserves.

In 2007 Nick Peacock was appointed manager of Sherburn White Rose again Sherburn gained success within Nicks time at the club the First team won back to back Barkston ash Cups and League cups, with also the reserves winning back to back Barkston Ash activ8 Cup in the same season a feat that was made more memorable as we were celebrating our 50th anniversary.

Sherburn White Rose FC was one of the first clubs in Yorkshire to be recognised as an F.A Charter Standard Club and signed up for the F.A Respect campaign in 2008.

In 2011 Wayne Day returned to the club with Sherburn just staying up in the the premier division the year previous this was a hard task to take on. Again after a difficult season Sherburn were again relegated the division one.

After Wayne’s departure in 2013 Ben Bradley took over in a difficult first season Sherburn were again relegated back to division two. In his second season Sherburn had a revival and once again were Division Two champions and Barkston Ash runners up.

To date the club hosts a junior section that caters for players from U8s through to U18s, has two senior teams, a veteran’s team and is building for the future with girls and ladies sides, school and community links as well as disabled football links.