Football Non League day 23 March 2024

Non-League Day 2024

Catch a game at your local non-league club

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This year's Non-League Day  - an annual event that celebrates semi-professional and grassroots football - took place on Saturday 23 March 2024, with South Western Railway as its official partner. On this day each year, football fans are encouraged to head out to watch a game at their local non-league club while Premier League and Championship football pauses for international fixtures.

Non-League Day intends to provide a platform for non-league clubs to promote the importance of affordable, volunteer-led community football, while encouraging fans across the country to show support for their local teams.

It was set up by James Doe, an SWR Guard based at Waterloo, in 2010 and has gone on to become a national success story.


We're always looking for new and innovative ways to support the communities that our network serves, and Non-League Day was an ideal opportunity to remind people that not only are most non-league clubs essential parts of their local communities, but that travelling to games by train is the greenest and most sustainable way of getting there.

There were 26 Non-League Day fixtures taking place near to SWR stations, which we've outlined below. 

Non-League Day network map I South Western Railway

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