Today, Saturday 26 March, is Non-League Day, and with Brentford not in action, fans encouraged to attend a non-league match in their local area. Non-League Day was set up in 2010. It has now grown to become an annual part of the football calendar, backed by Premier League and Football League clubs, MPs, celebrities, media organisations, charities and the non-league clubs themselves and the fans who turn up on the day.
Non-League Day provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer-led community football. It also gives fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side. See more here.
Some of Brentford's players have got to the Premier League from non-league roots. Among them are David Raya, Ethan Pinnock and Shandon Baptiste. See more below.
Brentford B Assistant Head Coach Sam Saunders also has well-known non-league roots. He is also still involved when his Brentford commitments allow, playing for Hanwell Town. See more below.
🤍🖤SAUNDERS IS A GEORDIE 🖤🤍— Hanwell Town (Toon) FC (@hanwelltownfc) March 26, 2022
Ahead of #nonleagueday, club volunteer, Tom Southgate spoke with Sam Saunders about his return to football. Read more ⬇️ https://t.co/zqwswIlZ8i
Show your 🐝 season ticket at the gate this afternoon and get in for half price! pic.twitter.com/WT410BOawa