Win a pair of Nike Tiempo boots through ‘Our Game’ partnership offer
Our Game is once again showing its support for Non-League Day and Prostate Cancer UK, by taking part in the PCUK pledge. As it continues to grow from strength to strength, Our Game has not only introduced a fantastic new membership specifically designed for fans, it has also pledged to donate to Prostate Cancer 20% of the first three months membership fees of anyone who joins Our Game before Non-League Day and mentions the PCUK Pledge in their sign up form. With the big day being tomorrow, make sure you unlock the benefits of becoming an Our Game member and also that the PCUK pledge gets another boost courtesy of Our Game. See HERE for more details and how to join Our Game.
Our Game is also working with Pro Direct to ensure one lucky person also gets a FREE pair of the new Nike Tiempo football boots and 6 months FREE membership to Our Game, just for following @Our_Game on twitter and retweeting our Non-League Day competition tweets. The winner will be chosen and announced on Monday 12th October, so make sure you follow @Our_Game and retweet to be in with a chance of winning.”
Non-League Day welcomes Level Playing Field across football
Non-League Day have linked up with Level Playing Field (LPF) to promote the importance of disabled fans facilities across the football pyramid. LPF is a registered charity in England and Wales, and acts as a campaigning and advisory organisation to its membership and other parties across all sports. Their website contains information on disabled fans facilities at clubs and stadia, along with useful football, disability and access reports, guides, good practice documents and general disabled supporter information. You'll also find the latest news items and a back catalogue of the Level Playing Field e-newsletters. A link to the services LPF offer can be found HERE
Clubs Urged To Get Creative For Football Manager 2016 Giveaway
Non-League Day have teamed up with Sports Interactive, developers of the best-selling Football Manager simulation game, to encourage clubs to get creative on Non-League Day.
In a move that will appeal to gamers across the country, the first fifty clubs to contact the Non-League Day team via Twitter or email will be given a copy of the eagerly anticipated Football Manager 2016 to use as a prize on Saturday October 10th. In order to promote a fun, inclusive theme, clubs will be asked to give away the prize in a way that engages supporters. This could be a football based competition, such as a half-time penalty shoot-out, or something more light-hearted like a themed fancy dress race. The possibilities are endless, but the more unusual the better. Clubs can then tweet photos of the winners, using our tailored club certificates, which will be available as of next week.
Campaign Manager Mike Bayly advised: “We hope this generous donation from Sports Interactive will empower clubs to get their thinking hats on. There’s a lot of fun match-day activities that can be organised with the minimum of cost and effort, so hopefully the non-league community will do us proud. Non-League Day is about promoting affordable community-focused football, but also having a good time. We look forward to seeing what ideas emerge over the next fortnight.”
Blog Award Nomination
The Non-League Day team are excited to announce their nomination for Best Football Influencer in the Football Blogging Awards. Now in its sixth consecutive season, Non-League Day has grown from a small internet movement to one of the most respected and anticipated days in the football calendar.
Through Non-League Day, we have championed the importance of volunteer led community football and helped inform positive national opinion on the semi-professional and amateur game. Our ongoing work with organisations such as Kick It Out, The Football Supporters Federation and Prostate Cancer UK has further created an extended platform to discuss nationally important issues.
Non-League Day remains a volunteer run, self-financed initiative. Please show your support by voting for us HERE Simply enter your details and type “Non-League Day” into the Best Football Influencer field.
Thanks in advance.
Non-League Day Date
Following the record-breaking event last year, Non-League Day will return for a sixth consecutive season on Saturday 10th October 2015. With England playing on Saturday during the September international break, the October date provides a perfect opportunity for non-league clubs to think of new and exciting ways to attract fans through their gates.
Once again, we will be 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.
Non-League Day remains a totally volunteer-run initiative. If you would like to help promote this year’s event, please get in touch with us HERE Further details will be released in due course.
Non-League Day partners with The Football Association to promote 2015 FA Trophy Final
The last five years have seen Non-League Day (NLD) grow from being an event on Facebook to an annual national campaign which has grabbed the attention of clubs, leagues, the media and most importantly the fans.
As NLD has grown we’ve received many requests to run a second event during the season to get even more people involved. Given the huge amount of time and effort and to preserve the uniqueness of NLD, we’ve never really been able to entertain this idea but have thought about other ways we could do things.
Our favourite alternative was to create an event where, rather than send football fans to a wide variety of grounds around the country, we would encourage them to head to just one ground, bringing as many members of the non-league community together in the same place at the same time. We just weren’t quite sure how to do this.
It then came to our attention that this year’s FA Trophy Final is taking place on Sunday 29th March during the spring international break. Being on the Sunday, it allows fans of virtually every team in the country - whether they follow a club in the Premier League, Football League or non-league - to take part.
We have therefore partnered with The Football Association in an initiative to try and mobilise fans in a different way and bring as many of us together at the country’s national stadium for one of the non-league game’s most prestigious finals.
The FA Trophy Final photo competition
To celebrate this occasion/partnership, we will be running a photo competition where snappers of all ages will be offered the chance to see their best non-league pictures published in the match day programme, displayed on the stadium’s big screens and win tickets for the match itself.
To enter, simply attend a non-league match and upload your photos on to Instagram or Twitter using #myfanphoto. Closing date is 10PM on Saturday 7th March.
Alternatively you can email your entry by clicking HERE.
A panel of respected non-league photographers will judge the five best entries in each category (adults and under-18s) with the winners contacted shortly afterwards.
In the weeks leading up to the game we will also be giving away further tickets via our social media channels in other competitions so there will be plenty of opportunities to take part.
Tickets for the game itself go on sale on Monday 16th February and are only £20 for adults, £10 concessions and £7.50 for U16s*. These prices decrease still further if booked for a group of 15 or more.
We hope you like this idea and will think about joining us in trying to turn Wembley into the centre of the non-league football world for one afternoon on Sunday 29th March.
Founder, Non-League Day
*(if purchased before the 4th March).