Non-League Day 2017

Non-League Day a volunteer-led initiative aimed at promoting the importance of community football, returns for an eighth consecutive season on Saturday 7 October.

With England playing on 8 October and no Premier League or Championship games scheduled, the date provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of volunteer-led community football, while empowering fans to show support for their local non-League side.

Once again, Non-League Day is partnering with Prostate Cancer UK in an effort to raise funds for - and awareness of - an illness that affects thousands of men in Britain every year.

It will also continue its annual link-up with Kick It Out (KIO), raising awareness of issues, promoting equality and challenging all aspects of discrimination at every level of the game. A number of clubs have been approached to host showpiece games on behalf of both organisations.  Further details of these events will be announced in due course.

Non-League Day was originally founded to capitalise on Premier League and Championship supporters not having a game. While many non-League clubs aren't situated near Premier League or Championship grounds, there is still an opportunity for everyone to boost crowds on the day. There are hundreds of thousands of football fans across the country who rarely attend live games. Often, these fans live in cities, towns and villages with established non-League sides, so it is these fans that the initiative aims to encourage, alongside those who may be regulars at larger professional clubs.

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