This year’s Non-League Day takes place this coming Saturday, 13th October, and with the Tigers not in action due to the international break it’s a great chance for supporters to take in a non-league match with a number of local sides set to be in action.
Non-League Day has gathered real momentum in recent years and offers a real opportunity to promote the importance of volunteer-led community football and the incredible work that takes place at grass-roots level. Set up in 2010, the day has become an annual part of the football calendar and is always scheduled for a weekend when Premier League and Championship clubs are without fixtures.
Last year was a record-breaking year with increased attendances up and down the country, with backing received from all areas of the game.
“Non-League Day has become a really important part of the football calendar. It celebrates what is great about football.” said FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn. “I applaud all those involved in promoting Non-League Day. The fact that its momentum grows every year is down to their hard work alongside those who work tirelessly across more than 600 leagues around the country week in, week out.”
North Ferriby United are one of our local sides in action on Non-League Day as they host Stafford Rangers in an Evo-Stik North Premier Division clash at the Chadwick Joiners & Builders Stadium (Church Road) with kick-off at 3pm. The Villagers have a number of special offers available as they look to attract a bumper crowd – further details are available here.
Goole AFC are also at home on Saturday as they take on Athersley Recreation at the Victoria Pleasure Grounds, while Hall Road Rangers travel away to Knaresborough Town and Bridlington Town head to the north east to take on Sunderland RCA in the FA Vase. All games kick-off at 3pm.
For more information about Non-League Day visit www.nonleagueday.co.uk, and head to www.nonleagueday.co.uk/map to find more games in your local area. You can also keep up to date on Twitter by following @nonleaguedayuk