Melton Town & Holwell Sports to take part in special 'Ground Hopper Day'

Two local teams from the United Counties League will be taking part in the league's Ground Hopper Day tomorrow.

A special day of fixtures organised in conjunction with the league and Ground Hop UK will take place with groundhoppers from across the county attending the games.

The day will start with an 11am kick off as Birstall United take on Saffron Dynamo. This is followed by Barrow Town FC v Radford FC (13:45), Holwell Sports v Hucknall Town FC (16:45) and ending with Melton Town v Selston FC (19:30).

Melton Town will kick off at 7:30 on Saturday. Photo: The Sports Dad.

Other games across the weekend include Lutterworth FC v Rothwell Cortinthians FC this evening at 19:30 and on Sunday there are two fixtures to enjoy with Leicester Nirvana FC hosting Belper United FC at 12:00 and St Andrews FC playing West Bridgford FC at 15:00.

Holwell will play Hucknall Town FC at 16:45 at Welby Road. Photo: Tim Williams/File Pic

Chris Berezai from GroundhopUK said: "We are delighted to announce a return to this popular event for the first time since 2019, three long years! This time we are kicking off the 2022/23 season in style with a change in this event for this year to take in some of the Leicestershire teams in the League. With League matches kicking off in July, we think we’ve come up with another great weekend for you, with seven matches across the League’s two tiers!"

Entry Available on the gate, £7 for Adults, £3 for Children Aged 13 & Under.

Groundhopping is a hobby that involves attending matches at as many different stadiums or grounds as possible. Participants are known as groundhoppers, hoppers or travellers. Largely a football-related pastime, groundhopping probably found its origin in football in the 1970s in England.

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