Tow Law Town AFC are a small non-league club from County Durham who play their football in the Northern League First Division. A world away from the pampered prima donnas that we see on television each week who play on pitches that look more like bowling greens. There are no high tech training facilities or medical equipment; the Northern League takes it back to basics, players play for the pure love of the game, every kick matters because the players care. Locals support the team because they were brought up in the town, not because they have the best players or because they win everything in sight. There are no multi-million pound sponsorship deals to fritter away on the latest form player, every penny counts, it has too, just to keep the club running as they fight to climb the football ladder.
This is the Northern League. This is Tow Law Town AFC.
In this series of intimate photographs I take a behind the scenes look at the people who dedicate their time week after week, making tea, cleaning boots, producing the programme and washing kit, all for the love of the club.