With no Premier League or Championship football this weekend due to an International Break, it’s the perfect opportunity to watch one of your local non-league teams, with Saturday 13 October marking official Non-League Day.
The concept for the day was set up by James Doe in 2010 as a social media experiment, after being inspired by a pre-season trip to Devon to watch Queens Park Rangers play at Tavistock. It has now grown to become an annual part of the football calendar, backed by Premier League and Football League clubs, MPs, celebrities, media organisations, charities and most importantly the non-league clubs themselves and the fans who turn up on the day.
Always scheduled to coincide with an international break, Non-League Day provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side.
Plus just look at where Jamie Vardy came from – you could see some bright new talent on display!
BIRSTALL UNITED SOCIAL V LONG BUCKBY
Meadow Lane, Birstall, Leicestershire LE4 4FN
KIRBY MUXLOE V WELLINGBOROUGH WHITWORTH
Ratby Lane, Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire LE9 2AQ
ST ANDREWS V MELTON TOWN
Canal Street, Aylestone Road, Leicester, LE2 8LX
AYLESTONE PARK V BLIDWORTH WELFARE
Aylestone Park Football Club, Saffron Lane Leicester, LE2 6TG
SAFFRON DYNAMO V BOTTESFORD TOWN
Cambridge Road, Cosby, Leicestershire, LE9 1SJ
COALVILLE TOWN V NEEDHAM MARKET
Owen St Sports Ground, Owen St, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3DA
BARROW TOWN V DRONFIELD TOWN
Riverside Park,Barrow Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8XJ
LUTTERWORTH TOWN V ANSTEY NOMADS
Dunley Way, Lutterworth,Leicestershire LE17 4NP
All matches kick off at 3pm on Saturday 13 October.
To find out more or find matches in other areas visit the Non-League Day website.