The Fulham Supporters’ Trust gives its full support to this year’s Non-League Day, which is scheduled for Saturday, 10.x.2015. In the absence of any programme of matches in the top two divisions of English football, we urge our members, and fans of Fulham FC in general, to attend a match of their local non-League club.
The Non-League Day web-site is: http://www.nonleagueday.co.uk/ This includes a match-finder which will enable you to locate the nearest game(s) to you on Non-League 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.
Many non-league clubs are almost exclusively volunteer run, with money taken at the turnstiles often funding thriving youth set-ups, projects and facilities which are of benefit to the whole community. The grounds themselves range from fairly modern, through quaint and antiquated to simply dilapidated, but represent a pleasant alternative to the ‘Identikit’ and anodyne stadia encountered frequently in the top two divisions. The vast majority of games still kick off at 15.00, ticket prices are realistic, you can often stand (and drink!) anywhere in the ground and will always be guaranteed a warm welcome by people who run their clubs for the love of the game.
There are around 60 matches within the M25 area and 25 within relatively easy reach of SW6 and SW15. Local matches in the National, Ryman, Southern and county leagues include Colliers Wood v. Windsor, Kingstonian v. Billericay Town, Hampton & Richmond Borough v. Hendon and the derby between Molesey and Walton & Hersham.
In addition, there are a number of Third Round Qualifying matches in the F.A. Cup, which includes Wingate & Finchley v. Weston Super Mare and Hanwell Town entertaining our Essex chums from Grays Athletic.
Please offer your support to Non-League Day, 2015.