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A brief history

Harraby Catholic Social Club began life operating out of a wooden building, on what is now the Club's car park, in the late 1960's. They soon began junior fooball teams to cater for the youth of the area, who became the dominant team in Carlisle under-16's and u-14's. 2 Sunday league sides were then added, who were both fairly successful. The 70's say the addition of a Saturday team playing in the Senior Carlisle & District League, mostly made up of players who had came up through the junior ranks. At the same time the Club had a great reputation in 5-a-side competitions reaching the National Finals on numerous occasions [National Champions at U-21 Level in the Queens Jubilee year, 1977].

The 80's & early 90's saw little progress, but the next step forward was achieved in 1999 when the Club joined the 2nd Division of the Northern Football Alliance. The first year saw the Team achieve a League & Cup double, being crowned Division 2 Champions and also winning the Division 2 Amateur Cup. 2000-01 season saw further progress as the Club were promoted as runner's-up to the Premier League.

The club settled down in the Premier League with consistent mid-table finishes and one losing appearance in the Challenge Cup final, 0-1 to North Bank, in 2003-04. The 2005-06 season saw the Club only just escape relegation in the final weeks of the season.

The next season [2006-07] saw a younger squad, under a new management team, create history. The Team played vibrant, flowing football that say them undefeated until February, then pick up only one more League loss as they cruised to the title with 6 games left to play [although we did not fare as well in Cup competitions, going out early in both League Cups & being knocked out of the County Cup by a strong Carlisle United team at the quarter final stage], winning the League by 15 points and in the process becoming the first team in the 117 year history of the League to take the Trophy out of the Northumberland and Durham region.

Last season say the club finish Runners-Up in the league, win the Premier League Cup & semi-finalists in the Senior Cumberland Cup.

The season has saw us slip behind in games played due to bad weather & our involvement in 4 cups, where we have reached the Final of the League Cup, and we are still well placed in the League, if we can win our games in hand.

The club also gained recognition from the English F.S. by achieving 'Community Club charter Standard', the highest standard currently available at our level in the F.A. Pyramid and also run numerous youth Teams for both boys & girls from the U-8 age group to U-18's as we provide a sporting service to the Local Community.

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