Division Four Until 1992 Changed to Third Division Until 2004-5, Then changed to League Two Football Conference 1998-2004, Changed to Conference National until 2007, Then to Conference Premier until 2015.
From 2015-16 the Conference Premier will be known as the National League and the Conference North & South Divisions as National League North & National League South.
They joined the Southern League in 1920 and joined the Third Division (South) of the Football League for the 1923-24 season.
It should not be confused with Bournemouth FC, who were formed earlier in 1875, but have never been members of the Football League.
They withdrew from the league and another team in the town Stanley FC.
took on the Accrington name to become Accrington Stanley.
The West Lancashire League was re-structured with the First Division being renamed as the Premier Division in the 1998-99.
After finishing fourth in successive seasons 1997-98 & 1998-99 seasons, the club dominated the Premier Division for a number of years.