Why not watch one of the local non-league sides this weekend?
England are playing San Marino on Friday 12th October, so there are no Premier League or Championship fixtures this weekend. But there’s no need for a wasted Saturday – get involved in Non-League Day 2012!
Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler – who is first-team coach at Kingstonian in the Ryman League – is an ambassador for Non-League Day this year.
Hundreds of non-league clubs across the country – including plenty here in Cambridgeshire – are kicking off at the usual time of 3pm on Saturday 13th October, and lots are getting involved with the event by offering cut-price tickets, holding community days, ground-hops and other innovative ways of sharing in the spirit of Non-League Day.
Many local clubs are run solely by volunteers and rely heavily on support from the community for their survival. Just down the road from London Road, Yaxley are hosting AFC Rushden & Diamonds, Quorn are visiting Deeping Rangers and Stamford play host to Halesowen Town – just to name a few!
Non-League Day founder James Doe says: 'It’s great to see so many people getting behind the clubs in their community. So many people put so much time and effort into keeping these clubs and their facilities alive. I’d encourage all Posh fans to take advantage of the free weekend to see some more action that’s taking place on your doorstep.'
To find out more about what’s on in your community, visit the website at nonleagueday.co.uk, where you’ll find an interactive map with a postcode search tool. And don’t forget to follow @non_league_day on Twitter for all the latest news around the country.
Yaxley FC are offering HALF-PRICE entry to Posh supporters (just show a Posh scarf or current season ticket) with free parking for their FA Vase 1st Round Proper tie against AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Saturday 13th October (3pm). Admission is just £3 for Adults and £2 for Concessions.
Stamford AFC are offering Posh fans the chance to watch the Daniels on Saturday for just £5. Graham Drury's fourth-placed side take on fifth in the table Halesowen Town at Kettering Road on Non-League Day this weekend in what promises to be a cracking Evo-Stik Division One South encounter. Season ticket holders just need to present their 2012/13 season ticket at the turnstiles. Concession season ticket holders and junior season ticket holders can gain admission for £3.