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First regional Emergency Services Football League match being played in Atherstone

Posted: 08.10.20 by The Editor Local Sport



The Adders' Sheepy Road ground is hosting the first match in the regional group of the new Emergency Services Football League on Sunday (11 Oc...

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Atherstone Town CFC pre-season update: No followers at Sheepy Road for The Lambs clash

Posted: 12.08.20 by Nick Hudson Local Sport



TONIGHT’S MATCH CONTINUES COVID PATTERN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS ADDERS LOOKING FOR FIRST WIN IN AUGUST FRIENDLIES’ CAMPAIGN[...

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Why you’ll hardly have to move a muscle to watch Atherstone Town CFC in action after 141 days

Posted: 04.08.20 by Nick Hudson Local Sport



FOOTBALL’S REALLY COMING HOME WITH ARRIVAL OF THE ‘ARMCHAIR FAN’ AT FIRST OF SEVEN FRIENDLIES FOR ADDERS TONIGHT’S PRE-SEASO...

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Atherstone Town arranges five friendlies for a season waiting on a deadly opponent to finish

Posted: 27.05.20 by Nick Hudson Local Sport



FAMILIAR NAMES IN THE LIST OF WARM-UP MATCHES BEFORE 2020/21 TERM GETS UNDERWAY STAND-OUT GAME AGAINST NEIGHBOURS NUNEATON BOROUGH WIT...

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Atherstone Town star striker looks back 20 years: Like David Beckham I could have been the Obi one that nobody ever heard of

Posted: 23.04.20 by Nick Hudson Local Sport



STRAPPING CENTRE-FORWARD PROVED ‘NEVER MAKE IT’ VILLA YOUTH COACH WRONG AND DID SHEEPY ROAD FANS A HUGE FAVOUR LIKE his int...

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Departing Brian Henney on season of two halves: Without racism issue and managers resigning, I might still have wanted to be chairman of Atherstone Town

Posted: 23.04.20 by Nick Hudson Local Sport



ATCFC OVERLORD STEPS AWAY AS VICE-CHAIRMAN NICK CORBETT TAKES OVER REINS WITH MAJORITY SHAREHOLDING OUTGOING football chairman Brian H...

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Atherstone Town players finish the season as big-hearted ‘winners’ with a £3,500 charity donation to the NHS

Posted: 31.03.20 by Nick Hudson Local Sport



PLAYERS HAND OVER END-OF-SEASON KITTY, WIN BONUSES, FA VASE EARNINGS AND WAGES FROM LAST GAME TO HEAD-SHAVE FUNDRAISER PLAYERS and staf...

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Atherstone Town striker Joe Obi on tackling opponent Covid-19 and how Government advice is turning him into a winner at losing weight

Posted: 30.03.20 by Nick Hudson Local Sport



STAR MAN SAYS ONE WEEK OF DAILY EXERCISE AND THE SCALES ARE TELLING HIM: I’M FINALLY OUT OF THE HEAVWEIGHT DIVISION THEIR PROMISI...

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Outgoing Atherstone Town CFC chairman urges fans to fill main committee roles or risk the club’s survival

Posted: 19.03.20 by Nick Hudson Local Sport



Atherstone Town has been rocked by chairman Brian Henney’s decision to step away from running the club at the end of a season in which lower leag...

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Coronavirus threat didn’t stop Atherstone Town playing but a ‘Mass gathering’ put paid to their chances of winning

Posted: 15.03.20 by Nick Hudson Local Sport



Kirby Muxloe 2 Atehrstone Town CFC 1 Atherstone Town succumbed to a bout of travel sickness as the all-encompassing effects of coronavirus swirled...

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A message from the Editor, Nick Hudson


Hi, I'm Nick Hudson, the Editor of Atherstone Nub News.

I began my local news career almost half a century ago by covering the town for the old Atherstone, Nuneaton & Bedworth Observer. I attended the Shrovetide Ball Game and reported on the old Southern League Premier side Atherstone Town when ex-England keeper Gil Merrick was the manager, coaching a young Gerry Peyton who went on to hold the No 1 jersey for the Republic of Ireland. Later I was to be the first team captain of Atherstone Hockey Club, and its chairman.

I'm now back to my roots and I want you - the great people of Atherstone - to join me in making the news in your own images. We're going back in time to resurrect a bygone golden age of local reporting while embracing all the advantages of the modern digital era where information is available 24/7 with "your town in your pocket".

We're here to get to the heart and soul of the community, delivering local news and covering national issues on your doorstep. There will always be a good read on Atherstone Nub News - because it's about you.

You can contact me with your Atherstone news by phoning 07852 490666 or by emailing [email protected].