The club was formed in 1968 and played its early football in the Alfreton & District Sunday League, of which they were a founding member. They continued in the league for around eight seasons whilst establishing themselves.

For the 1977-78 Season, their attention turned to the Nottinghamshire Sunday Football League in which they finished runners-up in division three of the premier section in their first season under the management of Graham (Dart) D’Arcy.

A period of time was spent in the different local leagues, but in the late 80's with the ambition to progress, the club agreed to concentrate on Saturday football and joined the Central Midlands Football League. In the 1990-91 season the first team won the C.M.L Division One Cup.

In the meantime, the club had taken on board their first junior sides, operating initially in the Rowsley & District Youth League, but shortly afterwards in the Derby City Youth League, Mansfield Youth League and in the late 90's the Notts Imperial Youth League. Junior football has really taken off in recent years, growing from four junior teams in 2008 to eight junior teams and a mini soccer club for the 2015-2016 season, with many honours won along the way.

The club had a period without senior football and concentrated on the junior section. In 2006 Selston FC started a men’s team again, entering into the Midland Regional Alliance for the 06/07 season. This team had notable success wining Division 2 in 07/08 by a margin of 14 points and scoring 175 goals along the way. They also won the MRA Junior Cup that year, beating the division 1 side Hilton 8-2 in the final and also lifted the Notts Junior cup, beating The Three Crowns 3-1 aet.

A reserve side was started in 2009/10 in the MRA division two, despite attempting to keep a pathway open to the first team for junior players the reserves team proved difficult to keep going. However, they did have some success, winning the Notts Junior Cup in 2011/12.

Also in 2011/12 the first team moved to the Notts Senior League, finishing mid table in the first two seasons and doing reasonably well in cup competitions along the way. The 2013/14 season saw the first team crowned champions of the NSL, during this season the team also defeated two teams from higher leagues in the Notts Senior Cup.

During 2014/15 the first team missed out on retaining the NSL title, eventually finishing 4th but were in the race till the latter stages of the season.

For the 2015/16 season the decision was taken to move from the NSL to the Central Midlands League, with the club installing a reserves side in NSL division 2 at the same time. The focus continues to be on developing the juniors with the under 18s eyeing up opportunities for reserves and first team football, with the under 15s, 14s and 13s following up closely behind.