Bolder played in the Football League for Grimsby Town between 2001 and 2004 after coming through the youth ranks at Hull City. The midfielder has also appeared for Ossett Town and Guiseley as well as notably spending seven seasons in two spells with North Ferriby United.
Chris joined the club prior to the 2013-14 season along with North Ferriby teammates Paul Foot, Gary Bradshaw and Steve Ridley, firmly establishing himself in the centre of the Boro midfield.
Bolder was cruelly sidelined in November 2014 with a cruciate knee injury against Bamber Bridge, but he still kept involved with the club as a coach. In December 2015 Chris stepped up alongside Matty Bloor to take temporary charge of the first team and was key to the subsequent appointment of Steve Kittrick as manager.