Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Northern League Day 9th April 2011

I'd just like to bring your attention to Northern League Day which has been scheduled for Saturday 9th April 2011. Here are the idea and reasons behind the day:

"Inspired by the nationwide success of last September’s Non-League Day, the first ever Northern League Day will take place at the traditional kick-off time of 3 o’clock on Saturday 9th April 2011.

With Middlesbrough at Sheffield United and Newcastle United playing in the lunchtime televised fixture away at Aston Villa the following day, we hope as many fans as possible will turn out to support their local non-league football teams.


We’ll be at Ryton (bottom of Division One at the time of writing with three points from thirty games and a goal difference of minus one hundred and three). After promised sponsorship money failed to materialise in the summer, Ryton had to sack their management team and every single player except one followed them out of the club. £5 of your money here would go a very long way. They play Billingham Synthonia, where Brian Clough started his career and perhaps the only club in world football to be named after an agricultural fertiliser. The nearest train station to Ryton is Wylam (15 minutes from Central Station), home of the famous Boathouse Inn. Remember when you could enjoy a Saturday afternoon out with your mates, watch a game of football and have a couple of beers for a tenner? You still can."

There is more information at the website set up for the day here.

This is a great idea and I hope that some of you may be able to make the day, you never know, you might even get to meet me, but don't let that put you off!

There are other games to go to on the day if you do not fancy Ryton and you can check these out the Northern League Day website or the official Northern League website.

See you there!


  1. Thanks for the plug! I'm still trying to sort out a double-header for people travelling up. Birtley Town had agreed to an early kick off but Horden had a prior engagement in the morning. Right now, Seaton Delaval are asking Ponteland United if they fancy an 11am start.
    I'll post details as soon as I get them.

  2. No problem Michael, it is a good idea that should be supported. I'm looking forward to coming.

  3. And looking forward to seeing you there. The Boathouse at 11?

  4. All being well, yes I'll be at the Boathouse.

  5. Just to let you know, I've managed to organise a double header with Whickham vs Washington kicking off at 11.30 ahead of the 3pm kick offs elsewhere.
    Might be a chance of a 6pm start too.

  6. Ok Michael. So you did not want me to go to the Boathouse then? Only joking. Probably will do both games.