Non-League Day tomorrow!
As many of you will no doubt be aware, tomorrow (Saturday October 13th) is Non League Day.
Non-League Day is a celebration of the semi-professional and amateur game and a chance for fans of bigger clubs to experience football at a level they may be otherwise unfamiliar with. Moreover, it helps promote hundreds of clubs across the country who are almost exclusively volunteer run and do so much good for the local community.
Non-League Day is the brainchild of James Doe, a lifelong football fan, supporter of QPR and follower of Harrow Borough FC. In James’ own words:
“With England playing on Friday 12th October and the Premier League and Championship taking a week off, I urge all fans of the big clubs to get out and watch their local non-league teams instead on Saturday 13th October!
Given the current financial climate, clubs outside the football league need all the support they can get, so your presence at a game will be genuinely appreciated. With tickets and refreshments at a fraction of the cost, what’s stopping you!”
SD are proud to support Non-League Day, and would urge as many supporters as possible to get involved. The Non League Day website has a brilliant Find a Match tool – click here to take advantage of it.
You can also keep up to date with the latest offers and goings-on via the Non League Day Twitter feed.
This year, there are a number of supporter-owned clubs at home on Non League Day, including: AFC Telford United, Chesham United, Enfield Town, Fisher FC and Hendon FC. Their special offers are detailed below.
AFC Telford United, Watling Street, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 2TU
AFC Telford United will be welcoming all League Football Club on Non League Day. Season Ticket Holders of Football League and Premier League Clubs will be admitted to their game against Grimsby on 13th October for £5 on production of their Season Ticket at the AFC Telford United office by 2pm.
The club will also be running a number of offers in snack bars and bars for all supporters to enjoy.
Chesham United, The Meadow, Amy Lane, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1NE
For their home match against Bedford Town (kick-off 3pm), Chesham United are offering half-price entry to all season ticket holders at Premier League and Football League clubs – supporters should bring their season tickets with them.
The club are also collecting used sports gear for KitAid to send to developing countries, and teaming up with Arsenal Soccer Schools to offer free coaching for 5-15 year olds on Saturday 13th. Visit their website for more details.
Enfield Town, QE II Stadium, Donkey Lane, Enfield, EN1 3PL
To encourage local football fans to visit their local club Enfield Town are reducing admission prices for their Ryman Premier home game against Cray Wanderers.
Admission prices for Adults will be just £5, Senior Citizens and Students £3 , and Under 16′s free with a paying adult or £1 if unaccompanied.
Fisher FC, Champion Hill, East Dulwich, SE22 8BD
For their home match against Corinthian, Fisher FC are offering half-price entry (£3.50) to members of any supporters’ trust, Olympic and Paralympic Games Makers, and Millwall season ticket holders. A guide to the club can be viewed here, and click here for stadium information.
Hendon FC, Vale Farm, Watford Road, Wembley, London, HA0 3HG
Hendon will be be running a promotion of £5 entry (usual price £10) for season ticket holders at any Premier League, Football League, SPL or SFL club, and anyone who holds a ticket stub from a home international game, or one in any of the above competitions from this season.
Wherever you end up…enjoy the day!