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! 10 Mar 2017 | The FA Cup can provide much needed income for non-League clubs, as Sutton United demonstrated this season. TFW's article "Cash Reward" features in April's edition of When Saturday Comes magazine. Issue 362 is on sale now.

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.

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.

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 29 Apr 2017 | TBD vs TBD | Northern Premier League Play Off Final
Sun 21 May 2017 | South Shields vs Cleethorpes Town | FA Vase Final

Recent Games

Sat 22 Apr 2017 | Chertsey Town 0, Farnham Town 1 | Combined Counties Premier
Mon 17 Apr 2017 | Abbey Rangers 0, Chertsey Town 1 | Combined Counties Premier
Sat 15 Apr 2017 | Chertsey Town 0, Camberley Town 2 | Combined Counties Premier
Sat 1 Apr 2017 | Chertsey Town 0, Hartley Wintney 0 | Combined Counties Premier
Sat 25 Mar 2017 | Chertsey Town 2, Colliers Wood United 0 | Combined Counties Premier