News: 2017/2018 Away Kit Vote

Atherton Collieries are pleased to launch their first ever kit vote for the upcoming 2017/2018 campaign in the Evo-Stik Division 1 North. The club have agreed that with so many supporters now purchasing Collieries merchandise through our supplier ProEquipSport it is only fair that they are allowed to decide which shirt will form the new away kit.  The four different options can be found below and the link to the online voting form can be found at the very bottom. Voting will close on Sunday 21st May at 17:00.

Option 1:


Factfile: Last worn by Collieries in the 2011/12 campaign and was manufactured by Nike. Memorable moments in that kit include the day out in Darwen. Collieries scored a last minute equaliser from a corner that should never have been given. Also on that day, Brad Cooke was sent off less than a minute into the second half, meaning the small away following missed it happen as they were all in the bar watching the Grand National. Pros: Reidy performed brilliantly wearing orange and this will surely rub off on the rest of the squad Cons: "A bit too much like Blackpool"

Option 2:


Factfile: Last worn by Collieries in the 2015/16 campaign following a crusade from a couple of fans who always had a soft spot for Formby's all yellow strip. Arguments always ensued about whether we'd be able to wash it properly or whether we'd be playing in a dull tone of yellow by December. The battle was eventually won. Who doesn't remember Nathan Battersby's stoppage time brace at West Didsbury & Chorlton to grab us a memorable victory in our return to the NWCFL top flight? Pros: The yellow collar is designed to make Gaz Peet more streamlined and thus helps him stay on his feet Cons: Do yellow and red go well together?

Option 3:


Factfile: Another colour kit that had to be argued through for many years. With a committee that consists predominantly of Bolton Wanderers supporters, red was a bit of a touchy subject. The mythical red ban finally came to an end for the 2014/15 campaign with our Macron shirt, sponsored by The Jolly Nailor. This colour kit, of course, was worn the day we clinched the NWCFL First Division title away at Atherton Laburnum Rovers.  Pros: It makes Cleggy think he is managing Manchester United Cons: Grimmy is a blue and vows never to play for Colls again if this is selected

Option 4:

Sky Blue/White

Factfile: Sky blue, apparently, is one of the traditional away colours of the football club. It was last seen during the 2006/2007 season and hasn't been invited back since. Famously, Colls wore these colours as they beat league leaders FC United of Manchester 3-0, with a hat-trick from young and upcoming striker Anthony Pilkington. Pros: The stripes on it are a direct link back to our home kit  Cons: Have we not had enough kits with stripes on?


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