The date chosen for the 2012 event is Saturday 13 October.
This slightly later date than usual was chosen to avoid a clash with the Paralympics and a round of FA Cup fixtures.Non-League Day is an annual event where non-League clubs around the country offer all football fans a real matchday experience with their local team. With the England national team playing on Friday, 12th October and the top two tiers of football taking a break that weekend, it was decided that Saturday, 13th October would be the perfect day for this season's celebration.
Looking at the Non-league World and there is plenty going on to promote the day.
AFC Telford United: The Blue Square Bet Premier side are offering league season ticket holders the chance to attend their game against Grimsby Town at a heavily discounted rate. The fan owned and fan run club want to get as many supporters as possible to New Bucks Head for a party on Non League Day and if you bring your season ticket to the AFC Telford office before 2pm on the day, you can pick up a match ticket for only £5 (usually £15) and they’ll also throw in a pie and pint before the game for just £4!
Buxton FC: Those who purchase tickets to the Military Wives Choir performance (at 1.00pm on October 6th) at the NPL Premier club’s Silverlands stadium will also receive a free ticket to their Non-League Day fixture against Blyth Spartans. The offer means that a ticket to see the Military Wives effectively guarantees two weekends of free football as the club are also allowing ticket holders to attend their game against FC United of Manchester after the concert for free. With tickets for the performance just £15 for adults, £10 concessions (under 5’s free) and £40 for a family of four, it’s a bargain price for three events and a great cause!
Ashton Town AFC from Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan have a fantastic offer to mark Non League Day. Season ticket holders from any other club can get FREE ADMISSION to their fixture at Edge Green Street against Holker Old Boys in the North West Counties Division One.
Swanage Town & Herston FC of Dorset are playing in the First Round Proper of the FA Vase on Non League Day. The Step 7 side are the lowest ranked side left in the competition and they have defeated two Step 6 sides on their way to reaching this stage. They take on Newport Isle of Wight of the Wessex League Premier who are two steps higher. Admission for the game, which kicks off at 3pm at Days Park is just £4 for adults, £2 for concessions and £1 for under-16s.
Stockport County are teaming up with Hyde and Macclesfield Town to bring this season's Non-League Day focus to Cheshire.
One special part of Non-League Day is when a group of clubs get together and offer fans the chance to take in a number of games in one day. This year County, Hyde and Macclesfield will be staggering our kick-off times to allow more supporters to visit each game.
Early on in the day, Macclesfield will be hosting Newport County at 12.30pm. After that, County entertain Kidderminster at Edgeley Park, where kick-off will be moved back slightly to 3.30pm. Rounding the day off, Hyde host Tamworth at 6.30pm.