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! 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.

17 Mar 2018 | Ossett Albion and Ossett Town are set to merge to form new club Ossett United. TFW paid a visit to the small Yorkshire town. Issue 374 of When Saturday Comes magazine is out now.

21 Jan 2018 | Scarborough Athletic have finally returned to their home town after 10 years away. TFW's "Still With Us" piece looks at the ex-Football League club in Issue 372 of When Saturday Comes magazine.

10 Sep 2017 | In August The Football Supporters' Federation (FSF) released the results of their 2017 Fans' Survey. There were many negatives reported, but we took a look at the work the Football League are doing to give fans more of what they want on a matchday. Issue 368 of When Saturday Comes is on sale now.

15 Jul 2017 | TFW were asked to contribute a piece on non-League football in Surrey for When Saturday Comes magazine and we took a look at Dorking. Issue 366 is on sale now.

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.

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

Sun 2 Jun 2019 | Yorkshire vs Ellan Vannin | CONIFA Atlantic Heritage Cup

Recent Games

Sun 19 May 2019 | Chertsey Town 3-1* Cray Valley PM (*aet) | FA Vase Final
Sun 5 May 2019 | Connah's Quay Nomads 0-3 The New Saints | Welsh Cup Final (@ Cefn Druids AFC)
Wed 24 Apr 2019 | Parkgate 1-1 Hallam | Northern Counties East Division One
Mon 22 Apr 2019 | Frickley Athletic 2-0 Stocksbridge Park Steels | Northern Premier League East Division
Sat 6 Apr 2019 | Gainsborough Trinity 1-0 Hyde United | Northern Premier League Premier Division