LOOKING BACK OVER 2022
A lot has happened over the past twelve months at Bacup Borough FC including the start of Brent Peters 25th year at the helm of this historic club.
On the pitch we witnessed an exciting brand of football by a squad of young, vibrant and talented players. In the end the lads narrowly missed out on reaching the play-offs, but it gave us encouragement and hope for the future.
During 2022 we also experienced larger numbers of supporters walking up Cowtoot Lane to sample the delights of this team. The energy of the club was certainly growing in all aspects, and with many of the players coming from the Rossendale Valley there is a greater connection between the players and supporters.
Off the field the club's profile in the community has grown and gathered momentum thanks to both the commercial development with Andrew Knights and Head of Recruitment Chris Honor who is regularly connecting with local schools and groups.
The list of people behind the scenes that make the cogs turn at Bacup Borough are many. Debra, Simon Holding, Michael Carr, Martin McNulty, Colin Wilson just to name a few.
Lets take a look back over the past twelve month in images;
The visit of Bury AFC saw the biggest crowd of the season inside the Brian Boys Stadium - Attendance was reported at 990. A fantastic spectacle for the NWCFL.
After the sad passing of Mark Lord during a game between Bacup Borough FC vs Campion AFC more awareness of Defibrillation was circulating within the Rossendale Valley.
The club made its annual visit to the nearby Thorn Primary School to show the pupils some of the technology used in the media department.
New partnerships were also unfolding at the club in 2022. Croft Contractors Ltd became one of many joining forces overseen by Head of Business Development Andrew Knights.
Also in 2022 a new look pathway program was taking shape. The U23s now has two sides playing in the Lancashire League structure. Fantastic work by Nigel Langley, Andrew Pilling and Darryl Lloyd helping to guide and create a one club mentality at the club.
Brent Peters also received recognition for his service to Bacup Borough FC and the community of the Rossendale Valley. Twenty-five years at the helm making Brent the longest serving current manager in world football.
A musical montage of moments from 2022 of our great club. Peace and prosperity for 2023 to all our supporters, partners and volunteers.