Squad Update: Four Players Re-sign

Atherton Collieries are excited to announce we have signed contract extensions with four members of playing staff. Niall Battersby, Clive Smith, Gaz Peet and Rick Smith are the first members of the Black & White squad to formally commit for the 2021-22 season, with further updates to follow imminently. Joining the Skuna Stadium from Hindsford […]

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Cooke’s Colls ready to go again

As the Football Association’s Council ratified a decision to curtail the Northern Premier League season earlier this week, it marked the official end to a second season in charge of Premier Division side Atherton Collieries for Brad Cooke. Formerly a captain at the Skuna Stadium, the 34-year-old re-joined the club in a managerial capacity following […]

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Announcement: Are You The Clown? The Colls Magazine

Atherton Collieries are proud to announce the first issue of our new magazine, “Are You The Clown?” Produced by the team behind our matchday programme, “Are You The Clown?” is an informal look through the Colls archives, with each issue featuring interviews, photographs and stories from throughout our 105 year history. Issue One is now […]

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Announcement: Parallel Lines

Atherton Collieries are excited to confirm the relaunch of “Parallel Lines”, the official Colls podcast. Hosted by Zach Pierce, Ben Olawumi and Emil Anderson whilst also starring Danny Brown as our roving reporter, the podcast will feature interviews with fans and players, news and stories from the Collieries archives, in an informal magazine format. This […]

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FA Statement: ‘Non-elite’ football

An update for ‘non-elite’ football in England following latest COVID-19 restrictions. We note the UK Government’s announcement this evening with regards to the new national COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown. As a result, the impact on ‘non elite’ football in England will include the suspension of fixtures and training across the following, with immediate effect: Steps […]

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Statement: Festive fixtures postponed

After an examination of the current situation both locally and nationally, Atherton Collieries regretfully announce that they will not be fulfilling their Boxing Day and New Years Day fixtures. Financial considerations played a part in the decision made, however the overarching consideration is that of the health and safety of all involved. With families across […]

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Report: Mossley 0-1 Colls

On Saturday Brad Cooke’s men continued their preparations for return of the Pitching In Northern Premier League as they travelled to fellow Greater Mancunian side Mossley. Despite it being a mid-season friendly, this was another tough test for the black and whites, but a confident, organised and committed performance saw the Colls run out 1-0 […]

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Report: Runcorn 2-3 Colls

41 days after their last match, Atherton Collieries returned to action with a 3-2 victory in a mid-season friendly at Runcorn Linnets. Three first half goals from Elliot Rokka (2) and Marcus Cusani secured the victory for Brad Cooke’s men, with the home side pulling two goals back in the second half. On a bitterly […]

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New Signing: Louis Myers

Atherton Collieries are excited to confirm the signing of Louis Myers. The striker returns to bolster the Black & Whites forward ranks following a short stint playing for Hyde United. Louis made his initial Colls debut on Boxing Day 2019, going on to score 4 goals in 9 appearances before the 19/20 season was curtailed. […]

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New Signing: Joel Amado

Atherton Collieries are excited to announce the signing of highly rated young defender Joel Amado. An imperious left sided defender, 22 year old Amado has already amassed an increasing level of experience throughout his career, rising up through the leagues having played for Irlam prior to becoming a favourite amongst the Trafford faithful, before most […]

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