Let's Meet Some More New Arrivals Heading Our Way

By Sam Elliott

The season has only just come to a close, but that hasn’t stopped us having a little look at what we’ve got in store.

There will once again be ten clubs joining the party in the months ahead and after the FA announced the 2024-25 allocations on Friday, the focus is already falling on August’s big kick-off.

Last week we took a look at four of the new arrivals, returning Forest Green Rovers, AFC Hornchurch, Marine and Chesham United and if you missed it, get to know them by clicking here.

This week we’re looking at three more, and there’s some familiar names coming up from Step 3 - and we’re not just talking about the clubs!

We may not even be in June yet but the countdown to the new campaign is on so lets take a closer inspection of some more of the teams heading our way.


The last time Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley posted with their promotion medals, trauma was around the corner, pictured.

They were never going to be gone for too long, and the former Salford City and Chester managers are chasing the climb once again.

They took Radcliffe up in their first season, the first time the club will be at this level in their 75th year history.

But they will remember what happened the last time they won promotion. The pair were sacked by Salford’s Class of 92 owners days after they took them into the National League - but surely this time their jobs are safe!

Enfield Town

The pioneers have created history - and they don’t plan on stopping there!

The UK’s first fully fan owned club made their supporters proud by reaching Step 2 for the first time in their short but proud history. Founded in June 2001, they set an important trend and are still giving inspiration today.

Defeating Chatham Town in style in the Isthmian Premier play-off final, the travelling Towners are now taking the next step on their epic adventure.

Vanarama National League South, you have been warned!

Needham Market

A Suffolk side winning promotion against all odds? Where have we heard that before.

It wasn’t just Ipswich Town hitting the headlines. Needham Market are up too - and they have been steered by a former Tractor Boy holding the wheel.

Kevin Horlick guided the club to the Southern League Premier Central title and will play at Step 2 for the first time.

He says they can surprise people again and fancies his team to make a real splash following a triumph not many of the club’s fans saw coming. Now there’s a National League North script to write.

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