Atherton Collieries would like to officially confirm our player retention list and provide an update with regards to our current squad as we look ahead to the 2021/2022 Northern Premier League campaign. Retained: Ben Conway – Sponsored by ‘Colls Crazy Gang’ Clive Smith - Sponsored by M Riley Plumbing & Heating Daniel Lafferty - Sponsored by Future Fitness Daniel Lambert - Sponsored by Shine Genie Daniel Taberner - Sponsored by ‘Tabs Every Weekend’ Dylan Glass - Sponsored by Kevin Allan Painter & Decorator Elliot Rokka - Sponsored by ‘Atherton Crumble’ Elliot Wynne – Available to Sponsor Gareth Peet - Sponsored by Tomlinson Tax Returns Jack Lenehan – Available to Sponsor Joel Amado – Available to Sponsor Lewis Doyle - Sponsored by Darren Nuttall Louis Myers – Available to Sponsor Marcus Cusani - Sponsored by District Garage Bolton Niall Battersby - Sponsored by MIDAS – Roller Shutters - AstleyJoining the Club: Scott Sephton – Available to SponsorSquad List as of 25th June, 2021 Further announcements regarding further new signings will be made in the coming weeks, as and when manager Brad Cooke has finalised any potential deals. At the time of writing, the club are close to securing two additional signings, though no further comment will be issued at this time.
Prior to the start of the new campaign, the Black and Whites would also like to confirm two departures from last season’s squad - Rick Smith and Vinny Bailey. We would like to thank the pair leaving Atherton Collieries for their efforts throughout their time with the club and we wish them well for the future.
Colls’ pre-season preparations begin this coming Monday – June 28 – as we welcome Bacup Borough to the Skuna Stadium in a friendly. Kick-off is 19:30, with admission free, and tickets for our other pre-season fixtures will be available to purchase from the ground. Article: Ben Olawumi - @OlawumiJourno