This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.
It’s Non-League Day tomorrow and if you need some ideas for grounds to visit, Non-League Day co-ordinator Mike Bayly has ten great suggestions…
Non-League Day returns for an eighth consecutive season this weekend. With more media coverage than ever before, there is a fantastic opportunity for clubs across the country to increase attendances and welcome new faces through the gate.
For fans unfamiliar with the game at this level, one of the biggest selling points is the grounds. Aside from the largely unrestricted freedom to stand and sit where you like, there is a wealth of history and scenery to enjoy. From castles and cricket pavilions to spectacular seascapes, the breadth of diversity is a snapshot of Britain, past and present.
Below is a selection of ten wonderful non-League grounds hosting games tomorrow. Hopefully it provides as much pleasure to read as it did to compile. For more information on this year’s event, please head over to the Non-League Day website.
Dunston UTS provide us with this week’s And finally… as the lousy Smarch weather catches out the poor Guisborough Town goalie, whose free-kick comes back at him as a wind-assisted volley travelling the length of the pitch. Great stuff.
Non-league clubs will be buoyed by the findings of a survey which indicates more than three quarters of regular matchgoers intend on returning to the game straight away if it is able to kick-off this autumn, but there is still work to do ensuring fans feel safe within stadiums.