Friday, 14 December 2018

Why I Love Non-League Football

Throughout the UK millions of people take part in football. The majority are involved in amateur leagues and take part because of their love of the game and not financial rewards. The teams are also supported by an army of volunteers who support the team in many different roles.

This is so different from the way that the top teams in football are run with players and managers commanding millions of pounds in salaries and a huge highly paid backroom staff to assist. Despite getting paid so well you can attend a professional football match only to find that some of the players don't have their heart in the game for whatever reason, something you're unlikely to see at an amateur level.


For a number of years, I have been supporting a non-league club, Warminster Town F.C. who play their games at Weymouth Street, Warminster, Wiltshire. This is a community club with unpaid players and they play in The Western League, Division One.

There is actually a good standard of play in this league and provides supporters with a low-cost game of football to watch, Support is growing for the club and attendances compared to professional football are low they are increasing as more people discover the joy of non-league football and a family-friendly atmosphere.

The more matches I have been to, the more I have grown to love the club and football. To this end, I created a supporters blog, podcast and also broadcast most of the games live on our Youtube Channel. I also write the match reports for The Warminster Journal and following games on a Saturday have an interview slot on WCR FM Radio. it all keeps me busy!

If you would like to follow the adventures of Warminster Town please do subscribe to the podcast and YouTube Channel.


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