Kick It Out and Fans For Diversity to celebrate Non League Day
Kick It Out will partner with Non League Day for the fifth consecutive year on Saturday 3 September, as four teams dedicate fixtures to football’s equality and inclusion organisation.
Bath City, Harrogate Town, Jarrow Roofing and Margate have all selected their home fixtures on Non League Day to the recognise the work of Kick It Out and the Fans For Diversity campaign, run in partnership between Kick It Out and the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF).
The planned activity around Non League Day will support the organisation’s ‘Call Full Time On Hate’ initiative. Taking place during the 2016/17 season, the initiative is calling on the collective force of the game to continue its efforts to encourage inclusion and deter hate from the game.
Players from all teams involved will wear t-shirts recognising Kick It Out and Fans For Diversity during the pre-match warm up, with supporters in attendance welcomed with badges, stickers, wristbands, fan clappers.
This year will also see an opportunity for fans to get their hands on limited edition Kick It Out novelty glasses – which allow spectators to have a ‘Different View Of Football’.
Roisin Wood, Director of Kick It Out, is delighted the organisation has continued its support of Non League Day for the fifth consecutive year.
“Over the past five years Non League Day has developed into one of the most important dates for the semi-professional and amateur game, and we are delighted that Kick It Out alongside Fans For Diversity will once again support the event.
“We saw from our activities last year the importance of clubs engaging with their local communities in helping to create a positive environment for all involved in football.
“These messages sit alongside our ‘Call Full Time On Hate’ initiative, which is calling on all of football to keep up its proactive stance against hate. With the backing of all four clubs dedicating fixtures, we hope our initiative reaches communities across the country.”