WITH NO Premiership or Championship matches scheduled this Saturday because of England’s international with Bulgaria the night before, the Non-League footballing fraternity is inviting fans of professional clubs to come and support their local/semi-professional sides instead.
With this in mind, Horsham Football Club is offering season ticket holders of any Premiership, Championship or Football League club half-price entry to this weekend’s game against Margate at Gorings Mead.
With there being a number of Brighton fans amongst others in the town the club hopes Non-League day on September 3 can better the 400 plus crowd who turned out on Bank Holiday Monday for the derby against Lewes.
Simply present your season ticket at the turnstiles and pay just £5 for adult admission, with Under-16s again admitted for just £1, making it a very affordable day out for the whole family. Kick off is 3pm.
Horsham will be hoping to return to winning ways on Saturday but assistant manager Hugo Langton has warned they face a tough test.
He said: “Margate’s team is full of very experienced footballers. They are well organised, well drilled and they are going to be tough to beat.
“However we have to back ourselves. We know quite a bit about them and we will be having a right go to get all three points.”
Non-League Day is a celebration of the semi-professional and amateur game and a chance for fans of bigger clubs to experience football at a level they may be otherwise unfamiliar with. Moreover, it is a chance to shine a light on the hundreds of clubs in this country who are almost exclusively volunteer run and do so much good for the local community, be it through coaching, fund raising or providing opportunities for local people.