At Non-League Day we’re very pleased to announce that we’ve got two mascot places to give away for this year’s Non-League Finals Day at Wembley.
With the FA Vase and FA Trophy finals being played back-to-back for the first time ever on Sunday 22 May we’ll be giving two lucky children the chance to lead out the teams on the big day.
As well as this you will receive a player escort kit (shirt, shorts and socks), two tickets for the day and a match programme.
To be eligible, children must be 7-11 years of age.
The prize does not include any travel or accommodation costs.
To enter, simply email us with your details by 5pm on Friday 22 April.
Non-League Finals Day Sunday 22 May - #LetsFillWembley
The last six 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.
Last year The Football Association asked us to help promote the FA Trophy Final at Wembley providing us with arguably the perfect game and venue for such an event. This season we are working with them again in the build up to the first ever Non-League Finals Day where the FA Vase and FA Trophy will be played back-to-back on the same day at the national stadium.
With Hereford playing Morpeth Town in the former (k.o. 1215pm) and FC Halifax Town taking on Grimsby Town in the latter (k.o. 415pm) it promises to be a great day. With tickets at only £25 adults, £10 concessions and £1 kids it represents great value too. Not only this but for group bookings of 12 or more, the price of adult tickets halves to just £12.50.
Fans will be allowed to pass in and out of the stadium to see exhibitions, information and examples of The FA’s work in the wider game including, FA Education, Refereeing, Women’s Super League and grassroots women and girl’s football, Skills, Disability and Walking Football, Facility Improvement, Club Development, League Development, Respect, County Associations, Technology and Volunteer Recruitment. Sport Relief will also be charity partner for the day.
The record attendance for an FA Trophy final is 53,262 and we believe we should be able to beat that if we, as a community, see the value of the day and come together. With American football and club rugby teams able to sell out and set world record crowds at Wembley – why can’t we? We have therefore decided to launch our ambitious #LetsFillWembley campaign and really need your support to try and make it a reality.
With thousands of tickets already sold and interest in the non-league game rising all the time, this is a great opportunity to celebrate what we have and enjoy a great day out. It could be a defining moment. Be part of it.