“This club means a lot to me and I hope to be here for seasons to come and continue the exciting journey we are on”
Ben has become a popular figure at the club, with the versatile midfielder playing anywhere across the middle of the park, whilst also filling in at fullback on a number of occasions.
The ex-Huddersfield youth team player made over 100 appearances in his first two seasons at Throstle Nest, and last season improved his goalscoring record as he hit the back of the net nine times, compared to eight in the previous campaign.
Ben was thrilled to get his new deal completed, as he said: “I’m delighted to have signed for next season. It’s great that it’s done so soon as well, it means I can relax a bit over summer until the hard work starts to get ready for the upcoming season.
“Last year was an unbelievable season, it was the most enjoyable season I’ve had so far in football.
“Everyone involved with the club played their part and to get over the line and win the league on the last game of the season was just an amazing feeling.
“I’ll be going into my third season at the club next season and I have loved it since day one.
“Everyone involved at the club has been brilliant for me, the togetherness is incredible. This club means a lot to me and I hope to be here for seasons to come and continue the exciting journey we are on.”
Looking ahead to the 2019/20 season in the National League North, Atkinson added: “I’m really looking forward to the challenge, we came up against a couple of sides from this league last season and we were the better team on both occasions.
“I think this league will suit us more and I’m excited to see what we can achieve.”
Updated 17:09 - 24 May 2019 by Thomas Ritchie