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

NEW! 12 Dec 2016 | It is extremely sad when clubs fall by the wayside. TFW contributed to a piece for When Saturday Comes magazine about disappeared clubs, talking about Leyton FC and Rossendale United. Issue 359 is on sale now.

NEW! 20 Aug 2016 | There is an increasing feeling in non-League circles that the FA have little regard for the smaller clubs. Read TFW's piece on the subject in September's When Saturday Comes magazine. Issue 355 is on sale now.

1 Jul 2016 | TFW's entry into the 2016 David Wangerin Writers' Competition scooped the runners-sp award. TFW's article entitled "Father's Influence" was published in When Saturday Comes magazine. Issue 353 is on sale now.

23 Nov 2015 | This year's Non League Day was held on Saturday 10th October, an initiative that TFW whole-heartedly supports. But measuring its success is not easy to do. TFW's piece on the day has been published in When Saturday Comes magazine. Issue 346 is on sale now.

13 Jun 2015 | On 6th June 2015 the Football Conference was renamed the National League and announced the launch of a new broadcasting company called NLTV. The Conference has remained tight-lipped about what this means for their clubs and TFW's piece in When Saturday Comes magazine asks what, if anything, clubs have been told. Issue 341 is on sale now.

16 Mar 2015 | Cornwall's geographical isolation means that the county's football clubs face significant travel costs. TFW's piece, featuring AFC St Austell and Truro City, has been published in When Saturday Comes magazine. Issue 338 is on sale now.

25 Nov 2014 | It didn't turn out as planned for England Women's debut at Wembley. Here'e our take on proceedings for the WSC website.

20 Nov 2014 | Isthmian League South club Corinthian-Casuals are off to Brazil to play in front of 47,000 in a friendly against Corinthians. Click here to read TFW's piece for the WSC website.

9 Nov 2014 | The Football League's proposal for use of artficial pitches in Leagues One and Two will be followed closely in non-League circles. TFW's piece has been published in When Saturday Comes magazine. Issue 334 is on sale now.

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.

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.

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

Tue 28 Feb 2017 | Chertsey Town vs Dorking Wanderers | Surrey Senior Cup Round 4

Recent Games

Tue 21 Feb 2017 | British Army 3, Chertsey Town 1 | Aldershot Senior Cup Round 3
Sat 18 Feb 2017 | Southall 2, Cleethorpes Town 5 | FA Vase 6th Round Proper
Tue 7 Feb 2017 | Chertsey Town 1, Walton & Hersham 2 | Combined Counties Premier
Sat 28 Jan 2017 | Chertsey Town 1, CB Hounslow United 0 | Combined Counties Premier
Sat 14 Jan 2017 | Ipswich Town 3, Blackburn Rovers 2 | Football League Championship
Tue 10 Jan 2017 | Chertsey Town 1, Kingstonian 0 | Surrey Senior Cup Round 3