The People

From volunteers to ground hoppers and supporters, so many people make our non-league game special. Here are the amazing members of the non-league community Semi-Professional have been chatting to.

Jon Newby: “Promotion at Colwyn Bay was by far the best feeling I have ever had in the game”

Jon Newby, 45, former Liverpool player and FA Youth Cup Champion shares his favourite non-league moment as well as the challenges he faced throughout his career, both playing and managing at all levels of the English pyramid. Beginning his career with four appearances...

Semi-Pro meets Martin Tyler: Loving Woking for 71 years and counting

To many, Martin Tyler is the voice of the beautiful game that we call football, a voice heard in Champions League and World Cup finals- notably in the FIFA video game series too. He’s amassed hundreds of...

Josh Wilde: From Workshops to Worksop

“It’s been a great semi-pro career and I’ve made some amazing memories.” Playing at Wembley is a career highlight for Worksop Town man Josh Wilde, but throughout his footballing career he has had plenty of success. “Getting promoted is the best feeling because it’s...

Internationals in non-league: Love Island to the Leeward Islands 

Jamie Allen is no stranger to catching flights to sunny beaches during the season…  The Preston-born striker has represented his country of Montserrat on 12 occasions, and is eligible to play for The Emerald Boys through his grandmother. His name will be familiar...

47 transfers in 28 years: Where next for Jefferson Louis?

(Image: screengrab via @thameunitedfc on X) Jefferson Louis, 45, currently plays for Thame United in the Southern League Division One Central and came second from bottom in last season's campaign. He is a unique player interest having played for 42 different clubs,...

Nathan Woodthorpe EXCLUSIVE: “I still have that fire in the belly to play in the EFL, but my main aim is promotion with Chester.”

Nathan Woodthorpe has had quite the career and he is still only 22 years of age. From spending 12 years at Crewe Alexandra, to multiple operations and now playing consistently in Step 2 and co-running a highly successful children's coaching company. He comes from a...

David Hicks: Short loans with a huge impact

The old phrase, ‘never fall in love with a loan player’ has been particularly tough for Potters Bar Town fans when it comes to David Hicks.

Tom Williams: Content is King 

It has been quite the incredible rise for Tom Williams so far, going from your regular twitter user to tens of thousands following him and listening to his views on all things lower league.  After smashing through the 20,000 follower barrier on X, Tom spoke to...

Meet the best of the Non-League community

"Non-League football deserves the exposure, there's so much good going on at this level."

Adam Summerton is widely regarded as the voice of the lower leagues, and he’s synonymous with some of the league’s most iconic moments. We sat down with the legendary commentator.

"I still have that fire in my belly to play in the EFL."

Nathan Woodthorpe may be a Chester player at the moment, but while he’s still fully concentrated on the Seals, the defender is determined to make it back to the EFL.

"Having Taskmaster sponsor the kit meant people started wearing them around the town, which is brilliant."

When he’s not setting celebrities the wildest of tasks, comedian Alex Horne is changing the game at Chesham United.

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