With the second international break of the season upon us, the annually held Non-League Day returns this Saturday 12th October!
Founded in 2010, the event dedicated to non-League football encourages supporters of League clubs and those around clubs’ local communities to come and watch their local side, with no Premier League or Championship fixtures taking place.
Millwall's closest non-League club, Fisher, contest a local derby on Saturday (3pm) against Greenwich Borough at Salter Road, Rotherhithe (SE16 5EF), whilst Dulwich Hamlet host Weymouth at Champion Hill (SE22 8BD) - with the same kick-off time.
Welling United are also at home for Non-League Day, taking on Hampton & Richmond Borough at Park View Road (DA16 1SY) at 3pm.
As quoted on Non-League Day's official website: "Many non-League clubs are almost exclusively volunteer run, with money taken at the turnstiles often funding thriving youth set-ups, projects and facilities which are of benefit to the whole community.
"The level of skill on offer at non-League grounds will never compare to that at the Emirates Stadium or Old Trafford, for example, but there are other sides to the experience, from which the smaller club will always win hands down.
"The vast majority of games still kick off at 3pm, ticket prices are realistic, you can often stand (and drink!) anywhere in the ground and will always be guaranteed a warm welcome by people who run their clubs for a love of the game."
The support shown by communities to their local clubs, especially through initiatives such as Non-League Day, is imperative for the future of grassroots football, so be sure to consider a trip down to your local club this weekend!
A match finder is available here, where you can search for the closest non-League matches being played to your area.