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've also contributed 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

Darlington FC Badge NEW! 11 Feb 2022 | Darlington are the subject of our 'Still With Us' feature in Issue 418 of When Saturday Comes magazine. The proud club were brought down by the hubris of a criminal owner, leaving the supporters to rebuild. Issue 418 is on the shelves now.

8 Jul 2021 | Nene Park, former home of Rushden & Diamonds, was referred to as the 'Wembley of non-League' before the club imploded. Take a look at our 'Still With Us' feature in Issue 410 of When Saturday Comes magazine. Issue 410 is available in shops now.

14 Jan 2021 | Farsley Celtic have experienced turbulent times with their boom or bust approach. They are the subject of a West Yorkshire feature for Issue 406 of When Saturday Comes magazine. Issue 406 is on sale now.

9 Oct 2020 | The coronavirus pandemic has thrown football into disarray with non-League clubs struggling to survive. Merthyr Town have chosen to give this season a miss. Read all about it in Issue 403 of When Saturday Comes magazine. Issue 403 is out now.

29 May 2020 | Famous European nights for Wrexham against Porto, Manchester United and Roma are a long way off for Wales' top supporter-run club. TFW's "Still with us: Wrexham" feature appears in Issue 399 of When Saturday Comes magazine. Issue 399 is on sale now.

18 Mar 2020 | Many non-League clubs were affected by the February storms. TFW's piece in Issue 397 of When Saturday Comes looks at the impact of storms Ciara and Dennis. Issue 397 is out now.

17 Jul 2019 | TFW's feature in Issue 389 of When Saturday Comes is a personal take on Chertsey Town's FA Vase win at Wembley in May. It was an emotioanl day for all concerned. Issue 389 is out now.

9 Jan 2019 | Jersey Bulls FC have been accepted into the FA National League System. We wrote a feature for When Saturday Comes about the challenges that the new club will face. Issue 383 is on the shelves now.

10 Nov 2018 | TFW were asked to contribute to a feature on non-League football in Essex for When Saturday Comes magazine and we took a look at Heybridge Swifts. Issue 381 is on sale now.

12 Jul 2018 | TFW were delighted to cover the 'alternative' World Cup for When Saturday Comes magazine. The CONIFA World Football Cup was held in London for teams not recognised by FIFA. Issue 377 is out now.

20 May 2018 | Hardwick Social won this season's FA Sunday Cup. TFW's piece in June's issue of When Saturday Comes magazine looks at how the competition is struggling. Issue 376 is on the shelves 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

Mon 18 Apr 2022 | Ramsbottom United v Trafford | Northern Premier League West Division

Recent Games

Sat 9 Apr 2022 | Leek Town 4-0 Mossley | Northern Premier League West Division
Sat 19 Mar 2022 | Hucknall Town 4-1 Blackstones | United Counties Division One
Sat 12 Mar 2022 | Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Plymouth Argyle | Football League Division One
Sat 5 Mar 2022 | Long Eaton United 5-0 Boston Town | United Counties Premier Division North
Sat 26 Feb 2022 | Burton Albion 0-2 Shrewsbury Town | Football League Division One
Sat 5 Feb 2022 | Lincoln United 3-2 Dunston UTS | Northern Premier League East Division