Clegg Expects Burnett Impact

With the first pre-season training session imminent and a glamorous friendly against Sky Bet Championship side Bolton Wanderers on the horizon, manager Micheal Clegg spoke tonight of his high hopes for striker Gary Burnett who has confirmed he will be staying with Atherton Collieries for the coming season. Since making a big impact at the […]

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Ian Rowlands Joins The Colls

Atherton Collieries are delighted to announce that defender Ian Rowlands has agreed to join the club. He is a familiar face to Colls fans, having last season captained Clitheroe in both of their clashes with the club. Described as an old fashioned centre-half who brings a calming influence at the back, the 29 year old […]

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New Captain and Vice-Captain Announced

With pre-season looming on the horizon, manager Micheal Clegg has given his first glimpse as to how the team will look come August: Continuing from the end of last season, it will be no surprise that Players’ Player of the Year Danny Lafferty will captain the team, following the departure of Brad Cooke. Lafferty made […]

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Announcement: Jolly Boys Outing & The Colliery Cup

Following weeks of intense speculation, Atherton Collieries are pleased to confirm the details of our annual pre-season ‘Jolly Boys’ outing. On the 11th August, we will be crossing the Lancashire-Yorkshire divide to visit Beechnut Lane, home of Pontefract Collieries. To add an extra layer of competition to what will be the final match of our […]

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Farewell: Brad Cooke

We write this with sadness as the news that Bradley Cooke has decided to leave the club for pastures new sinks in. It’s a day we always knew would happen but one that we liked to pretend would never arrive. However the following prose will be a celebration of our hero’s Colls career. Our former […]

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News: Hartley signs contract

Following on from yesterday’s news that midfielder Josh Messer has signed a contract with the club for the upcoming campaign, we are delighted to announce that goalkeeper Greg Hartley has followed suit. This is seen as a massive coup for the club and know that players and fans alike will be greatly encouraged by this […]

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News: Colls light up Wembley

Ahead of this weekend’s Emirates FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium has lit up its iconic arch in the colours of all 737 teams to play in the competition this season, including Atherton Collieries. 737 teams from Step 6 of the National League system through to the Premier League took part in the 137th edition of […]

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News: Messer signs contract

Atherton Collieries are pleased to announce that midfielder Josh Messer has signed a contract with the club which will keep him at Alder House until the summer of 2019. The local midfielder who scored his first goal for the club in the recent League Cup triumph joins manager Michael Clegg in signing on the dotted […]

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Friendlies: Quartet lined up for summer tests

Atherton Collieries have confirmed their first pre-season friendlies with away trips to Daisy Hill. Charnock Richard and Cheshire League outfit Wythenshawe Town while they will also play host to  Southern League East side Chipstead. The first fixture pencilled in so far for Michael Clegg’s side is a friendly against Chipstead on Saturday 14th July at […]

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News: Michael Clegg agrees new deal

Atherton Collieries are proud to announce that manager Michael Clegg has reaffirmed his commitment to the club, and is set to sign a new two year deal to remain at the Kensite Stadium, Alder Street. Cleggy has lead the club and our supporters on an unthinkable journey over the last four seasons, winning a third […]

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