Atherton Laburnum Rovers FC are attempting to attract residents to their Crilly Park stadium with free season tickets for those in its surroundings.

The club, which is in the North West Counties Football League Division One North, announced the free season tickets with a post on social media.

They are available to any residents of the Hag Fold area of the town in a bid to make football more accessible and more affordable at a time when the cost of living, including the cost of football, is on the rise.

The club came second to St Helens in Division One North last season, losing out to South Liverpool in the play-off semi-final, but they are aiming to go one better with the backing of bigger and bigger crowds.

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The Atherton LR website said: "Atherton LR are delighted to announce, as part of our plan to make local non-league football more affordable, we are offering FREE Season Tickets to ALL Hag Fold residents.

"We want our community to be included as they should be - football is for the fans."

Anyone interested can contact Shaun Lynch on or 07725 658764.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.