23 Feb 2024

Celebrating 10 years of Non-League Day!

On Saturday 23rd March, we're celebrating 10 years working with the annual grassroots football event, Non-League Day. Find out why our ambassador Jeff Stelling is backing the campaign and how you can get involved.

This March we’ll be celebrating ten years working together with Non-League Day. Always scheduled to coincide with the international break, Non-League Day provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer-led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side.

Our ambassador and presenter Jeff Stelling will see his club Hartlepool United visit Eastleigh in the National League, one of 10 Prostate Cancer UK focus matches across the UK to mark the 10 years.

“While I was hugely disappointed with Hartlepool’s relegation last season, there are some bright spots, and being back in the National League means we are part of Non-League Day once more. Even more impressively, it’s against my local club Eastleigh, so the football fixture Gods have been smiling on me!

Jeff Stelling Non League
It's an important, and influential campaign. Something I always get behind.
Jeff Stelling MBE

Clubs to receive limited edition pennant to mark the milestone

This year ten focus clubs including Braintree Town, Altrincham, Eastleigh, Merthyr Town and many more will receive a limited edition matchday pennant marking the 10-year anniversary, showcasing their support for Prostate Cancer UK and continuing a theme of activity with the charity on the annual day since 2014. 

From wig-wearing, branded armbands and a unique match ball inscribed by men affected by prostate cancer, to multiple match day collections, “Man of Men” badge-wearing, branded clubhouses, crossbar challenges and epic walks to games, Non-League Day has always caught the imagination among the grassroots game for those wishing to support Prostate Cancer UK.

Non League Day Pennant

Fans and clubs urged to get involved

What’s more, fans from Aveley to Yeovil Town – and everyone in between – can get involved on the day, from shaking a bucket, wearing the iconic Man of Men badge or displaying our risk checker posters. Football fans can also take and share our risk checker as well as finding a local fixture to attend.

Non-League Day founder James Doe said: "It's been great working with Prostate Cancer UK over the last 10 years. We originally chose them as we knew they did great work throughout the football community. It's been very satisfying to see non-league clubs and their fans so willing to engage with the charity, and we hope they can do so again to mark this milestone year.”

If you’re a club or football fan who would like to get involved register your interest or email [email protected] to find out more or use Non-League Day’s map to find a game near you: nonleagueday.co.uk

Register your interest