Fill Valley’s stand for Non-League Day as Guildford visit

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Valley supporter Tom Crinnigan is urging local sporting enthusiasts to get behind the club’s efforts for Non-League Day next Saturday (October 13).

Following its successful launch in 2010, Non-League Day has now become a regular feature in the footballing calendar - celebrating the pleasures of the semi-professional game across the country.

Town are again fortunate to have been given a home game again this year with Guildford the visitors to Rugby a week Saturday - on the back of the 2011 event which saw them attract their biggest crowd of last season for the FA Cup tie against Gornal.

Tom explained: “There are no Premier League or Championship fixtures that weekend, and with our nearest professional club Coventry City also playing away from home, it’s a great opportunity for people around the region to come and sample what we have to offer at Butlin Road.”

He continued: “We have an excellent spectating facility at Butlin Road, with a great clubhouse and bar, so we have established a ‘Fill Our Stand’ initiative, and we hope to get our main stand as full as possible for the fixture.

“We’re running a special free raffle on the day for everybody, and it would be great to see some new or returning faces at the club to acknowledge the importance of grass roots football and hopefully cheer the Valley onto victory at the same time.”

The Free Kicks football charity will also benefit from fundraising activities on the day.