Non-League Day 2012 – 13 October 2012
Wealdstone FC will once again be fully behind Non League Day on Saturday 13 October when we entertain Thurrock FC in an important Ryman Premier League clash at the Vale, kick-off 3pm. Premiership and Championship clubs take a break as England are on international duty over that weekend leaving many fans without a game to watch.
This blank Saturday presents a great opportunity for pro club fans to sample non league football, and Wealdstone FC would be delighted to see pro club supporters come along to The Vale as they have already done so, in large numbers, on previous NLD events.
Stones will offer free entry to kids (under 16’s) for this match and half-price entry to all professional club current season ticket holders – just show your season ticket at the gate. The Ruislip Social Club will also be fully open to welcome new visitors to The Vale.
NON LEAGUE DAY OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
The team behind Non-League Day are delighted to announce the event will be returning for a third consecutive year on Saturday 13th October 2012. The campaign will aim to build on the success of last year’s event which gained coverage on SKY Sports, Talksport and widespread printed and electronic media. Martin Tyler has also come on board as official ambassador, which will add significant kudos to the day.
Non-League Day founder James Doe said: “We chose this slightly later date than usual to avoid a clash with the Paralympics and a round of FA Cup fixtures. Our feedback also told us that clubs would prefer an October date to allow school children to get back from their summer holidays and be able to play a full part in the day”
The newly launched Non-League Day website features a wealth of information, including news, media links, promotional material, competitions and a useful match finder. A number of additional events are planned on the day including staggered kick offs, community days and anti-racism campaigns. Non-League Day’s chosen charity partner this year is The Free Kicks Foundation, a Peterborough based charity whose aim is to provide football-related activities for ill, bereaved and disadvantaged children, to give them a day to remember with their favourite football club.
Campaign Manager Mike Bayly advised: “After a successful summer of sport, we hope Non-League Day will showcase the best of British again.
Our aim is to highlight and promote a level of football that is largely volunteer run and played purely for the love of the game.”