The Non-League Paper is counting down to Non-League Day 2019 with bumper coverage of the events and initiatives taking place at clubs across the country to promote Non-League football.
One of the biggest and important initiatives on Saturday will see the work of equality and anti-racism campaigners Kick It Out in the spotlight for the eighth consecutive year at matches across the country.
The main focus of their now annual partnership will see six teams dedicating their games to them to recognise the positive contribution the organisation makes to football.
In addition to the work they are already doing to promote football for all, Stonewall FC, Clapton FC, IQRA FC Leicester, Newark Town, Campion AFC and Nantwich Town are all getting ready to stage inclusive matchday activities to underline their commitment to engaging with diverse communities.
Kick It Out’s grassroots manager Tajean Hutton said: “It’s a pleasure to use the Kick It Out platform to shed light on – and support – Non-League grassroots teams around the country for Non-League Day.
“These are teams who work tirelessly to cater for their local community and deserve the support of the football community.”
Clubs and fans are gearing up for this season’s big day with more record attendances expected to be smashed.
Non-League Day has been a major success each year since the initiative’s founder found Doe launched the idea in 2010 to encourage Premier League and Football League fans to attend a Non-League game when their clubs are not playing during one of the first international breaks of the season.
Prostate Cancer UK is the official charity partner of NLD once again. With the disease killing one man every 45 minutes in the UK, the charity is calling on clubs and fans to fundraise and raise awareness.
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