Coalville are based in the appropriately named mining town in Leicestershire. They were formed in 1926 as Ravenstone Miner's Athletic, one of many miner's teams to come from the vilage of Ravenstone - hence their nickname The Ravens. They pottered around in the district and county leagues for most of their history, but started doing so well in the late 1980s, that in 1991 they were invited to join the First Division of the Leicestershire Senior League. But one of the stipulations of promotions was that they had to have floodlights installed, and the local council took against this idea and flatly refused to grant them planning permission.
Coalville instead, who welcomed them with open arms. And success in their new home came quickly. In only their second season they gained promotion to the Premier Division, an achievement they immediately emulatedm winning each division, and working their way up the Midland Alliance, the ninth tier of English football, where they play their football today.
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