QPR’s Supporters Trust is happy to support the “non-league football day” on Saturday 4th September. The scheme is the brainchild of James Doe, a supporter of Harrow Borough FC. Its aim is to promote the semi professional game in this country by virtue of a fortuitous break in the football calendar. In James’ own words:
“With England playing the night before and the premier league and championship taking a week off, I urge all fans of the big clubs to get out and watch their local non-league team instead on. Given the current financial climate, clubs outside the football league need all the support they can get, so your presence at a game will be genuinely appreciated. With tickets and refreshments at a fraction of the cost, what’s stopping you?”
What started as a social networking group has now become an overnight sensation, with patronage coming from BBC Radio London, the Football Supporters Federation and various leading sports websites. The scheme is not a protest movement, or a request to permanently change allegiance, but an opportunity for fans to offer their support for semi-pro and grass roots football at a time when more and more clubs are facing hardship or folding every season.
You can find out more information at www.nonleagueday.co.uk which includes maps showing your nearest non-league sides.