It's Non-League Day 2017 on Saturday...
Written by Rory Mitchinson
Newcastle United may not be in action this weekend, but there is still plenty of football being played across Tyneside and the North East as a whole.
It’s Non-League Day 2017 on Saturday, with supporters of clubs at the highest levels of the game encouraged to go along and check out a team plying their trade further down the pyramid.
Partnered by Prostate Cancer UK, Non-League Day has firmly established itself on the English football calendar since being founded in 2010, always scheduled to coincide with an international break.
There are a number of options open to United fans this weekend, including those listed below.
Vanarama National League
Gateshead v Bromley
The International Stadium, 3pm
Tickets: Adults £10, Concessions £8, Students £5
Vanarama National League North
Blyth Spartans v Nuneaton Town
Croft Park, 3pm
Tickets: Adults from £12, Concessions from £6
Darlington v Stockport County
Blackwell Meadows, 3pm
Tickets: Magpies season ticket holders can attend for £10 (adults) or £5 (children)
Ebac Northern League
Both Hebburn Town and Tow Law Town are at home on Friday, while there are an abundance of choices on Saturday, including games at Alnwick Town, Ashington, Billingham Town, Brandon United, Darlington RA, Durham City, Esh Winning, Jarrow Roofing BCA, Morpeth Town, Newcastle Benfield, Newton Aycliffe, Northallerton Town, Seaham Red Star, Shildon, Sunderland RCA, Team Northumbria, Thornaby, Washington and West Auckland Town.