Jamie Vardy Urges Foxes Fans To Support Non-League Day
- Non-League Day takes place across the UK on Saturday 13 October
- Striker Jamie Vardy says it’s the ‘perfect chance to give your local non-league side some vital support’
- With no Premier League or Championship football, supporters are encouraged to support a local non-league team
- A dozen matches are scheduled to take place across Leicestershire
With no Premier League or Championship games on, it provides a platform for local teams to promote the importance of affordable and volunteer-led football.
Any profits made by the non-league clubs often fund projects and facilities that ultimately benefit the whole community.
Vardy joined City from then non-league side Fleetwood Town in 2012.
Vardy knows the importance of Non-League Day well, having joined the Foxes from then non-league side Fleetwood Town in 2012, after spells with Halifax Town and Stocksbridge Park Steels.
The 31-year-old has since gone on the win the Premier League with City as well as representing England at a World Cup and is well aware of the talent that exists at non-league level.
Jamie said:“Non-League Day is a great opportunity for non-league players to showcase their talent, and there’s a lot of it out there. I remember from my time playing non-league football, I was coming up against players who should’ve had pro clubs; they shouldn’t be overlooked.
Vardy scored 24 goals as the Foxes lifted the Premier League title in 2016.
“With no Premier League football this weekend, I think it’s the perfect chance to go and give your local non-league team some vital support.”
A dozen matches are scheduled to take place across Leicestershire on Saturday, all kicking off at 3pm.
Saturday’s fixtures (KO 3pm):
Loughborough University vs. Heather St Johns, Loughborough University Stadium, LE11 3AJ
Barrow Town vs. Dronfield Town, Riverside Park, LE12 8XJ
Shepshed Dynamo vs. Bewdley Town, The Dovecote Stadium, LE12 9BN
Birstall United Social vs. Long Buckby, Meadow Lane, LE4 4FN
Coalville Town vs. Needham Market, Owen Street Sports Ground, LE67 3DA
Kirby Muxloe vs. Wellingborough Whitworth, Kirby Muxloe Sports Club, LE9 2AQ
St Andrews vs. Melton Town, Canal Street, LE2 8LX
Holwell Sports vs. Bugbrooke St Michael, Welby Road, LE14 3RD
Aylestone Park vs. Blidworth Welfare, Aylestone Park Football Club, LE2 6TG
Oadby Town vs. Northampton ON Chenecks, Wigston Road, LE2 5QG
Saffron Dynamo vs. Bottesford Town, Cambridge Road, LE9 1SJ
Lutterworth Town vs. Anstey Nomads, Dunley Way, LE17 4NP
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