Watch your local team for a fiver

QPR fans seeking a football fix this Saturday are being encouraged to take advantage of reduced prices at both Hendon and Wealdstone. Both Ryman League clubs are taking part in the Non-League Day scheme set up by Rangers supporter James Doe, allowing seas

QPR fans seeking a football fix this Saturday are being encouraged to take advantage of reduced prices at both Hendon and Wealdstone.

Both Ryman League clubs are taking part in the Non-League Day scheme set up by Rangers supporter James Doe, allowing season ticket holders from any Football League team to watch them on Saturday at half-price - just �5.

Hendon host Carshalton Athletic at Vale Farm, while Bury Town are the visitors to Wealdstone's St George's Stadium. Neighbours Harrow Borough, who are away at the weekend, will run the scheme for their home clash with Lowestoft next Tuesday.

There are no Premier League or Championship fixtures this weekend due to the international programme and Doe hopes fans of top-flight football will be encouraged to sample the non-league experience instead.


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He said: "I remember going to Harrow Borough last season and they were holding a fundraising event to raise money for new bulbs for the floodlights. That opened my eyes a bit - I had never been aware before how difficult it is for some of these clubs.

"Non-league football gives you something you can't get in professional football. It's about the involvement with the players, the banter. You feel part of it as soon as you pay that �10 to get through the gate.

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"Clubs like Hendon, Harrow and Wealdstone are a big part of the local community. It's at clubs like that where young players learn their trade so it's important we don't just forget about them."

If successful, the scheme may be repeated when the next international weekend comes around in October.

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