8 years ago
By Steve Jinman
Half price entry for Premier League and Football League fans on Saturday September 4th - Non League Day.
Maidenhead United are inviting supporters of Premier League and Football League clubs to come to York Road to watch the Magpies take on Bromley in the Blue Square Bet South on Non League Day, Saturday September 4th, with the incentive of half price entry if you can produce either a season ticket or a used ticket stub from the current season from the professional club you support.
The "non-league football day" is the brainchild of James Doe, a lifelong football fan and supporter of Harrow Borough FC. Its aim is to promote the semi professional game in this country by virtue of a fortuitous break in the football calendar. In James' own words:
"With England playing the night before and the Premier League and Championship taking a week off, I urge all fans of the big clubs to get out and watch their local non-league team instead on Saturday 4th September.
Given the current financial climate, clubs outside the Football League need all the support they can get so your presence at a game will be genuinely appreciated.
With tickets and refreshments at a fraction of the cost ...what’s stopping you?"
What started as a social networking group has now become an overnight sensation, with patronage coming from BBC Radio London, the Football Supporters Federation and various leading sports websites.
Maidenhead United Chairman Peter Griffin called the initiative a “Great idea” whilst Director Steve Jinman commented that “non league football can resemble something of a secret garden even to dyed in the wool fans, this day not only gives everyone the opportunity to seek out their local team but also opens up the possibility of adopting a semi-professional club to support alongside one of the big boys. What better place to do this than at York Road, the world’s oldest continuously used senior football ground.”
Official website: http://www.nonleagueday.co.uk/