International Break – Bluebirds back Non-League Day 2018
The Premier League has taken a two week break as international fixtures are played, meaning that City fans will have to wait until October 20th to see the boys in top-flight action. However, there are still plenty of matches to see over the international break, including on Saturday, October 13th – which is the date of the annual Non-League Day.
Following the record-breaking event last year, Non-League Day will return for a ninth consecutive season on Saturday 13th October. Non-League Day provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of volunteer led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side. For the fifth year in a row, Non-League Day has partnered with Prostate Cancer UK to encourage clubs and fans to raise funds to stop the disease which kills one man every 45 minutes.
The easiest way to locate your nearest non-league fixture is by using the interactive map at http://www.nonleagueday.co.uk/map.html. Whilst the closest games on the map are in the South West of England, there is plenty of action taking place in the Welsh Premier League.
*Picture credit: Rhys Skinner, Barry Town United
The closest WPL match to Cardiff City Stadium on Non-League Day takes place at Jenner Park, where Barry Town United take on Carmarthen Town, with a 2:30 pm kick-off. Other games taking place this weekend include Llanelli Town vs Cardiff Metropolitan University, and Aberystwyth Town vs Caernarfon Town (both Friday, October 12th, 7:45pm kick off).
The Bluebirds faced plenty of non-league opposition throughout the pre-season schedule, including a second visit to Rhiw’r Dda, the home of Taff's Well. The Wellmen are in action on Non-League Day, taking on Pontypridd Town at home, with a 2:30 kick off.
City also took on Tavistock AFC, Bodmin Town and Torquay United during our pre-season trip to Cornwall and Devon back in July. Tavistock and Bodmin are in FA Vase action on Non-League Day, facing Longlevens AFC and AFC Stoneham respectively. Meanwhile, Torquay continue their National League South campaign with a trip to Eastbourne Borough. We’d like to wish the best of luck to all of the teams that so kindly hosted the Bluebirds back in July.
A Bluebirds XI played against Hereford in the summer, and the Bulls will face Stockport County in the National League North on October 13th. Our friends at Chasetown FC are also in action; they take on Lincoln United in the FA Trophy Preliminary Round.