Rimington Football Club came about after a public meeting on 1st July 1971 Mr Henry Cosgrove, Mr Tom Jackson and Mr Neville Keighley were instrumental in establishing the  football club as a formal organisation in 1972.  Players originally played in a farmer's field and their changing room was an old barn adjacent to the field.  However, the Football Club relocated to the Coulthurst Jubilee Field in 1977. It used a variety of informal changing facilities until new changing rooms were built in 1981. These changing rooms were in use until the opening of The Pavilion and new changing rooms in 2019.  The old changing rooms have been refurbished and are currently used as a storage building.

The Football Club has been affiliated with the Rimington Recreation Association since its formation and has been extremely successful over the years winning the Craven and District League cups on numerous occasions.  It now runs a team in the First Division and one in the Reserve Division of the East Lancs. League.  The Football Club maintains the football field to a high standard and they hold many fundraising and social events at the Pavilion to support the Club and the Rimington Recreation Association.


History of RFC 1971-2013 by Richard Sherras (pdf)