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The Football Supporters’ Federation’s official betting partners Blue Square have announced details of their “Ground Hop” to coincide with Non-League Day (Saturday 3rd September). For a small £5 donation to Marie Curie Cancer Care fans can catch three games in one day all courtesy of coaches provided by Blue Square.

  • To reserve a place on the coach and/or a parking space at Bishop’s Stortford are required to email [email protected].

The day kicks-off at 12.30 with the Blue Square Bet North clash between Bishop’s Stortford and Boston United – featuring former Premier League stars Ian Walker and Jason Lee in opposing dugouts. Fans will then make the short trip to Chelmsford City to watch their Blue Square Bet South match against fellow promotion favourites Dover Athletic – kick-off 3.30pm. The day ends at newly-promoted Braintree Town who host Lincoln City in the Blue Square Bet Premier, with a kick-off time of 7pm.
For a small (£5) charity donation to Marie Curie Cancer Care, fans will be able to take a coach after the Bishop’s Stortford match which will drop them at the other two fixtures and return back to Bishop’s Stortford in the evening. Fans who take the coach will also be given a souvenir t-shirt to commemorate the day.

Supporters can of course make their own way to all three fixtures and limited parking will be available. Standard admission prices will apply on the day – with the cheapest adult total admission cost for all three games coming in at a very reasonable £38.50 (senior citizens and child discounts will be available).

  • To reserve a place on the coach and/or a parking space at Bishop’s Stortford are required to email [email protected].

Non-League Day is a celebration of the semi-professional and amateur game, and a chance for fans of league clubs to experience football at a level they may be otherwise unfamiliar with. Set to coincide with a blank weekend in the Barclays Premier League and npower Championship due to international matches – the initiative first took place in September 2010, proving a huge success.

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