The original colours of the Club were orange and black. A shortage in supply of the orange and black kit, worn by our very first team, meant that the Club had to change to the now famous yellow and black stripes from the second season onwards. The first ever boys' match was a 6-2 win versus Laund Hill YMCA. The game was played at Norristhorpe Rec, which had an 11-a-side pitch on it in those days. Norristhorpe Rec will always be the spiritual home of the Club. The fencing you see today, along with drainage improvements, were all funded in 1998 by a Football Foundation grant of £9,000.