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Formed in 1964

The club was founded in 1964 as a works outfit named Anson Sports . They played on a variety of Park pitches and competed in the Castleford Sunday League . A change to Saturday football and entry to the West Yorkshire League saw a policy of only playing company employees scrapped . However , the lack of a regular home ground stopped further progress. Then in 1974 an approach was made by the Glasshoughton Colliery to adopt the name of the Colliery Welfare's disbanded Club and to play on its Leeds Road ground . This enabled the move to senior football and entry into the Northern Counties East League .
 
The Club have won two major honours so far . In 1994 the West Riding County Cup was won  and in 1998 we defeated Ossett Albion in both legs of the Northern Counties League Presidents Cup . The second leg at Leeds Road gave us our record attendance of 350 . A bigger achievement is that since being promoted to the Premier Division in 1992 , and despite lacking the finances of many others  ,we have maintained our premier division place. 1997 saw the best season , when under John Browns management , fourth place was achieved  . An unwanted record is the clubs awful F.A. Cup record . Despite being drawn at home six times in  the last eight years we have not progressed once .  The Vase has seen us enjoy a little more success and the flight to the Isle of Man for the away trip to meet Douglas H.S.O.B. in 1997 was a highlight of our short history .

 "The Blues"