October 13th sees the return of Non-League Day, a day when amateur and semi-professional football is celebrated.
With England playing San Marino on Friday, 12th October 2012, there are no Premier League or Championship fixtures on the corresponding weekend, meaning hundreds of thousands of fans are without a game to attend.
Rather than miss out on a live match, Non-League Day aims to encourage fans of these clubs to watch a local non-League side play, providing a much needed boost to grass roots football and an alternative match day experience which many will be unfamiliar with.
Ryman League Premier Division Hampton & Richmond Borough are embracing the aims of Non-League Day wholeheartedly. Being a community club, we have created some special offers to celebrate Non-League Day and to tempt the local community into discovering football with the Beavers.
Hampton already have a long-standing agreement for season ticket holders of local professional clubs to receive half price admittance, for when they don’t have a game or the away fixture is too far, this will continue.
For Non-League Day, Hampton youth are being given free entry for any player and an accompanying adult. These are the supporters, and possibly players of the future and the club would like to encourage them further.
The club is also reaching out to the village’s community groups, The Hampton Society and The Hampton People’s Network. Their members will be offered a voucher which will entitle them to free entry to the game, plus guests, to come and experience football in their community, which in the past they might not have tried.
It is hoped that these special offers might plant a seed, which would see some of our guests on the day return to the Accord Beveree Stadium and show them that football at Hampton & Richmond Borough is an enjoyable way of spending a Saturday afternoon close to home.
Further information about the history and aims of Non-League day can be found at http://www.nonleagueday.co.uk/