About Me

My name is Andy Ollerenshaw. I'm an author and feature writer, specialising in non-League football. I have written a book about the English FA Cup and have had work published by When Saturday Comes, Late Tackle, Non-League Digest, The Ball Is Round, In Bed With Maradona and numerous club matchday programmes. I also contribute weekly match reports to the Non League Paper. I'm passionate about the non-League game and grassroots football.

About The Football Word (TFW)

The Football Word (TFW) website showcases examples of some of my work and provides details of how you can contact me. I provide articles to non-League club programme editors, and I write features for more mainstream publications at competitive rates.

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New from TFW

21 Aug 2014 | This year's Non-League Day will be on 6 Sep 2014. Keep an eye on the new website for news about the event.

25 Apr 2014 | Getting Shirty: A short piece on Tiverton Town's Shirt worn at Wembley in the 1999 FA Vase Final, for WSC's Weekly Howl.

6 Dec 2013 | Overzealous parents and poor coaching is still an issue in youth football, but some youth clubs are trying hard to follow guidelines laid down in the FA's Respect Campaign and Youth Development Review. TFW's piece on youth coaching appears in Issue 323 of When Saturday Comes, which is on sale now.

31 Oct 2013 | Not happy with your team's results? Do you wonder where the next win will come from? Spare a thought for the supporters of Woodford United. Click here to read TFW's piece for the WSC website.

15 Aug 2013 | Coventry City's exile to Northampton has been big news, but the impact on local non-League clubs may be beneficial. Click here to read TFW's piece for the WSC website.

2 Jul 2013 | Two days into July and the Europa League is already upon us. Three Welsh clubs compete in the competition for the first time, but start at a disadvantage. Click here to read TFW's piece for the WSC website.

28 Jun 2013 | Getting Shirty: A short piece on Workington's Shirt worn in the 1995-96 campaign, for WSC's Weekly Howl.

21 Jun 2013 | Supporter discontent has been big news this season, with many fans feeling increasingly alienated by the very clubs they spend so much time and money on. But some clubs are listening to what their fans really want, including Doncaster Rovers. Thanks once again to twohundredpercent (200%) for indulging us. Click [here] to view. This piece was also published in Issue 14 of Late Tackle magazine.

14 Jun 2013 | Worcester City moved out of their St. George's Lane home in June, in itself a sad occaision. But the Conference North club have a tough few months ahead as concerns about their financial health grow and playing their home games next season in Kidderminster won't help. When Saturday Comes published TFW's article about their predicament. Issue 317 is on sale now.

Published Works

Please click on the link below to open a new page listing a number of TFW's articles, written for a range of media outlets.

Published Works

Next up for TFW

Sat 25 Oct 2014 | Reading vs Blackpool | Football League Championship
Sat 1 Nov 2014 | Chertsey Town vs Horley Town | FA Vase 1st Round

Recent Games

Sat 18 Oct 2014 | Oxford United 2, Tranmere 0 | Football League Division Two
Sun 12 Oct 2014 | Oxford United Women 2, Sunderland Ladies 3 | FA Womens Super League2
Sat 11 Oct 2014 | Chertsey Town 0, Camberley Town 0 | Combined Counties Premier
Sat 4 Oct 2014 | Faversham Town 1, Corinthian Casuals 1 | Isthmian League Division One South
Sat 27 Sep 2014 | Chertsey Town 2, Cove 3 | Combined Counties Premier
Sat 20 Sep 2014 | AFC Sudbury 2, Thurrock 6 | Isthmian League Division One North