Football fans invited to Non-League Day to support London clubs

Non-League football is set to take centre stage with the return on Non-League Day this Saturday.

Non-League Day, founded in 2010, encourages fans of Premier League and Championship clubs to visit their local team during the international break of big league games.

The non-league clubs hope to increase attendance, whether short or even long term gain to help relieve the financial pressures faced by non-league clubs who can’t rely on balance-boosting sponsorship deals or sky high ticket prices.

In South West London there are a number of games to support this weekend, including Raynes Park Vale vs Crowborough Athletic in the first round of qualifying for the FA Vase trophy.

Hampton and Richmond Borough will travel to Dulwich Hamlet for a game open to fans who make a charity donation.

Tooting and Mitcham United also face an away trip as they head to the Southwood Stadium to take on Ramsgate FC in a Ryman League Division 1 South clash. The Terrors aim to add to their three game league winning streak.

In the Ryman Premier League, Kingstonian face Hendon with the Ks hoping to continue their unbeaten start to the season.

Non-League Day has been a great success in previous years, with many teams gaining record attendances and many new attendees have enjoyed the charm of non league football.

With the international break taking away the traditional Saturday three o’clock kick off from fans, Non-League Day gives fans a chance to enjoy a competitive football spectacle at a cheaper price than they would usually expect.

Unfortunately none of these teams will be embracing the approach of Suffolk based Bungay Town who are offering free mushrooms to attract fans to their home match with Martham!

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