Hebburn Town
Hebburn Town F.C. logo.png
Full nameHebburn Town Football Club
Nickname(s)The Hornets
Founded1912 (as Reyrolles)
GroundHebburn Sports & Social Ground, Hebburn
ChairmanVin Pearson
ManagerDaniel Moore
LeagueNorthern Premier League Division One East
2021–22Northern Premier League Division One East, 13th of 19

Hebburn Town Football Club is a football club based in Hebburn, Tyne and Wear, England. The club are currently members of the Northern Premier League Division One East and play at Hebburn Sports & Social Ground.


The club was founded in 1912 as a works team for the Reyrolles company. Playing under the company name, they joined Division Two of the Jarrow and District Junior League.[1][2] After World War I they joined Division One of South Shields Combination League,[1] before switching to the Tyneside Combination in 1923. They joined the Tyneside League in 1927, and were league champions in 1938–39.[2] During World War II they joined the Northern Combination in 1941, and after winning the Durham Challenge Cup in 1942–43, they won the league title in 1943–44.[2] The club then joined the North Eastern League for the 1944–45 season, before returning to the Northern Combination in 1945. The club remained in the Combination until rejoining a relaunched North Eastern League in 1959.[2]

In 1960 Reyrolles joined the Wearside League,[3] and were league champions in 1966–67.[4] In 1986 they were renamed Hebburn Reyrolles,[5] before changing their name to Hebburn in 1988.[6] In 1989 they moved up to Division Two of the Northern League, and after finishing fourth in 1991–92, a season that also saw them win the Durham Challenge Cup for a second time,[2] they were promoted to Division One. Despite finishing eleventh in 1994–95 the club were relegated back to Division Two due to issues with their ground.[6] They were promoted again after finishing third in 1999–00 and then adopted their current name.[7] However, they finished in the bottom two in their first season back in Division One and were relegated again.

A third-place finish in Division Two in 2011–12 saw Hebburn promoted to Division One. However, they were relegated back to Division Two at the end of the 2013–14 season. In 2017–18 the club were Division Two runners-up, resulting in promotion to Division One. In 2019–20 they won the FA Vase, beating Consett 3–2 in a match that was delayed until May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[8] After the 2020–21 season was also curtailed, the club were promoted to Division One East of the Northern Premier League. They won the Northern League's JR Cleator Cup in July 2021, defeating West Auckland Town 3–1 in the final.[9]



See also


  1. ^ a b History Hebburn Town F.C.
  2. ^ a b c d e Hebburn Town Northern League
  3. ^ Reyrolles at the Football Club History Database
  4. ^ Wearside League 1960–1988 Non-League Matters
  5. ^ Hebburn Reyrolles at the Football Club History Database
  6. ^ a b c d Hebburn at the Football Club History Database
  7. ^ a b Hebburn Town at the Football Club History Database
  8. ^ FA Vase final 2019-20: Hebburn Town beat Consett 3-2 to lift trophy at Wembley BBC Sport, 3 May 2021
  9. ^ West Auckland Town 1-3 Hebburn Town: West stung by NPL-bound Hornets The Non-League Football Paper, 25 July 2021
  10. ^ Hebburn Town 2–0 Plymouth Parkway: Cedwyn Scott brace sends Hornets into the Vase semi-final in front of record home crowd Hebburn Town F.C.
  11. ^ Mixed emotions for Hebburn Town boss despite thumping 13-0 win Shields Gazette, 4 October 2019
  12. ^ Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2016) Non-League Club Directory 2017, Tony Williams Publications, p487 ISBN 978-1869833695

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