After the roaring success of last year it is time for another fantastic Non-League Day. If you don’t know what that is…shame on you. More information coming in a second. Since today was pay day there was simply no excuse to try and arrange a game to watch on Saturday, after a quick tweet I was inundated with offers.
@jacko2254 is going to Poole Town.@19danbrown is off to his new adopted side Kidderminster away to Wrexham. @twofootedtackle and the guys from @non_league_day and many others have chosen Dulwich Hamlet. Sheffield United fan @thefootysphere is going to the derby between Askern Villa and Rossington Main.
It’s great to see so many people going to different games. Where am I going? Ah that is the question.
I was hoping to get an enticing offer to go see a game, which I did. Just most of the offers came from that there London. Too far for me. My conditions were, somewhere new and somewhere I wasn’t standing by myself. Frickley Athletic and Wakefield where quickly ruled out. Possibly could go watch Askern Villa. Then @Beatthelastman told me about the lovely pub beside Osset Town’s ground…DEAL!
So I think I’m off there. Tried to rope in @dobsonp and In Bed With Maradona star @Hartch to keep me company. However wherever I go it will be for a great cause and a fantastic day for everyone.
Hope everyone enjoys the day and well done to everyone who made it possible.
Now more from the people who made this day happen….
Following the success of last year’s campaign, the Non-League Day (NLD) team are delighted to announce that this year’s event will be held on Saturday 3 September when there are no Premier League or Championship fixtures.
NLD 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 is a chance to shine a light on the
hundreds of clubs in this country who are almost exclusively volunteer run, and do so much good for the local community, be it through coaching, fundraising or providing opportunities for local people.
This year we aim to make the day bigger and better than ever. Macmillan Cancer Support have come on board as our official charity, ex-England international Chris Waddle is our official ambassador, and we have now secured the backing of the All Party Football Group in Parliament.
We want to make September 3rd a celebration of football and a celebration of community spirit. Grassroots football is the bedrock of our national game: let’s all get behind it.
Further information can be found on our newly launched website: www.nonleagueday.co.uk