Atherton Collieries are pleased to announce that they have notified the FA we would want promotion into the Evo-Stik League should we finish in a promotion spot at the end of this season. This is a major step for the club following promotion from the NWCFL First Division last season.We are under no illusions that there is a lot of work to do both on and off the pitch, but we feel this demonstrates how ambitious we are as a football club.We appreciate totally what Michael Clegg and his backroom team have achieved alongside the players. It has been the most successful period for the club in living memory, if not in our 99 year history. The hard work is still going in on the training pitch despite the weather, and the players are itching to get some momentum going in the league having fallen behind on games played. It is going to be an intense five months and we hope you can all join us for the adventure, cheering on the team and making the club such a joy to around.Regular visitors will have noticed the vast amount of work that has gone into improving the ground over the past 18 months. The clubhouse and changing rooms have brand new roofs, a tarmac roadway runs around the ground alongside a new car park and just this weekend the clubhouse underwent a transformation. Hopefully we will have some photographs of the new work over the festive period when the media team are back in Atherton.Join the adventure, join Clegg and his ever growing army.