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Non-League Day Partners With F.A. To Promote Trophy Final

The last five years have seen Non-League Day (NLD) grow from being an event on Facebook to an annual national campaign which has grabbed the attention of clubs, leagues, the media and most importantly the fans.

As NLD has grown it has received many requests to run a second event during the season to get even more people involved. Given the huge amount of time and effort and to preserve the uniqueness of NLD, the organisers have never really been able to entertain this idea but have thought about other ways they could do things.

New event
NLD's favourite alternative was to create an event where, rather than send football fans to a wide variety of grounds around the country, they would encourage them to head to just one ground, bringing as many members of the non-league community together in the same place at the same time.

James Doe, Founder of Non-League Day explains, "It then came to our attention that this year’s FA Trophy Final is taking place on Sunday 29th March during the spring international break. Being on the Sunday, it allows fans of virtually every team in the country - whether they follow a club in the Premier League, Football League or non-league - to take part.

"We have therefore partnered with The Football Association in an initiative to try and mobilise fans in a different way and bring as many of us together at the country’s national stadium for one of the non-league game’s most prestigious finals."

The FA Trophy Final photo competition
To celebrate this occasion/partnership, the organisers will be running a photo competition where snappers of all ages will be offered the chance to see their best non-league pictures published in the match day programme, displayed on the stadium’s big screens and win tickets for the match itself.

To enter, simply attend a non-league match between now and the 14th March and upload your photos on to Instagram or Twitter using #myfanphoto.

Alternatively you can email your entry by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A panel of respected non-league photographers will spend the 15th March judging which 10 people will win in two categories (adults and under-18s) and they will then contact those who do.

In the weeks leading up to the game the organisers will also be giving away further tickets via their social media channels in other competitions so there will be plenty of opportunities to take part.

Tickets for the game itself go on sale on Monday 16th February and are only £20 for adults, £10 concessions and £7.50 for U16s*. These prices decrease still further if booked for a group of 15 or more.


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