This weekend is the 2016 edition of Non-League Day and promises to be the biggest and most important yet.
Non-League clubs around the country are coming up with exciting initiatives to attract supporters from all levels of the game and showcase everything that is good about non-League football. But that’s not all.
In conjunction with CrowdFunding company Tifosy and non-League membership service and network Our Game, Non-League Day will be raising awareness of, and funds for, Prostate Cancer UK, with a number of prizes and incentives on offer for supporters, including a chance to take part in a 5-a-side competition at St Georges Park.
More information can be found at www.tifosy.com/NLD16
Once again, Kick It Out will partner Non-League Day, with four clubs – Harrogate Town, Margate, Bath City and Jarrow Roofing – hosting designated Kick It Out matches.
Planned activities will support the organisation’s ‘Call Full Time On Hate’ initiative. Taking place during the 2016/17 season, the initiative is calling on the collective force of the game to continue its efforts to encourage inclusion and deter hate from the game.
Players from all teams involved will wear t-shirts recognising Kick It Out and Fans For Diversity during the pre-match warm up, with supporters in attendance welcomed with badges, stickers, wristbands and fan clappers. This year will also see an opportunity for fans to get their hands on limited edition Kick It Out novelty glasses – which allow to spectators to have a ‘Different View Of Football’.
There should be something to interest everyone at their local semi-professional or amateur club this Saturday, as the non-League community comes together to showcase the importance of affordable, accessible, volunteer-led football.
Your help in supporting/publicising this year’s event and our fundraising activities for Prosate Cancer UK would be hugely appreciated.
Non-League Daily editor Mark Carruthers will be at the FA Cup tie between Hitchin Town v Biggleswade United at Top Field.
This game has been made “pay what you want” on entry by Hitchin Town and 10% of the gate receipts will go to Prostate Cancer UK.
Ahead of the game Mark will be hosting a Facebook Live broadcast with Guillem Balague. This will start at 2pm and can be accessed via the Non-League Daily Facebook page here.
This is a great opportunity to get out and support your local non-league clubs. In order to find your local game, click here or on the image below
Enjoy the day!