Each year, me and my wife Hazel have decided to help a Charity, by donating 25p every goal we see at the matches we attend. Over the years, people and clubs have also donated as we have visited the grounds and we have raised over £2,300 in the 3 seasons we have run the Blog.
During the 2014-15 season, we are supporting "Support Dogs" who train Dogs to transform lives of people with Autism and other disabilities. So if you would like to make a donation(no matter how small) and you see me at a match, please come up to me or Hazel, we would be very grateful. All Donators will get a mention on the blog.


Friday, 23 January 2015




(For more Information & Booking Form please Email hornby60uk@yahoo.co.uk or call Rob Hornby on 01623 486678/07973517603)
Bookings for the 3rd Precision Notts Senior League Groundhop have been coming in steady with already over 90 bookings from as far as Sweden and all four corners of the United Kingdom. The coach is nearly full now with just 5 seats remaining and organiser Rob Hornby is fairly confident that this seasons event will be as popular as ever.

Hornby states "that the format is very simple, a Notts Senior League match is played on the evening of Friday 24th April with four league games on Saturday 25th April at four homes of clubs chosen."

The event is cheap and cheerful

This season the chosen matches are:

Friday 24th April 2015: 

Ashland Rovers FC v Newark Flowserve FC (7.30pm)

Saturday 25th April 2015: 

Bingham Town FC v Ruddington Village FC (10.10am)

Netherfield Albion FC v Nottinghamshire FC (12.50pm)

Burton Joyce FC v Attenborough FC (3.20pm)

Sandhurst FC v Kirton Brickworks FC(6.15pm)

Rob Hornby who has organised 9 Central Midlands League Groundhops in the past and the past 2 seasons Notts Senior League Hops is hoping again for big crowds as in the past 11 years.

Hornby says " that the Hops work well as they are cheap and affordable for all, at just £15 for the Advanced Ticket, that gets you admission in to all 5 Grounds and a programme from each game in a pack. 
We get a lot of people who come along who support Football League clubs but like to support the smaller clubs and in this way of the hop, the advanced ticket helps all ten clubs that take part. 

Food is available at all 5 grounds all different and all costing £2.50 or under, teas and coffees at 50p a cup, some clubs will have beer on sale as well."
Rob added " my wife runs a programme stall for charity with lots of Non League programmes for just 4 for £1, this year the money raised is going to Support Dogs, these dogs are trained to work and help people with special needs or requirements
. There are also other stalls that attended and each club will have their own stall, with home clubs selling their first ever badge, though you can pre pay and order your badge pack for just £18, this includes all 5 home clubs badges plus Kirton Brickworks badge
Hornby is hoping to sell a lot more Advanced Tickets as they are now on sale up till the 16th April 2015 and hopes to beat the target of 150 Advanced Tickets, so its halfway there at the moment. 

It is important as Rob stresses that from the Advanced Ticket all ten clubs get a share, as turning up on the day and paying on the gate only the home side take the cash and for it to work, its only fair to reward all ten clubs, Hornby feels that all money is vital to these small clubs also Hornby knows by the sales of advanced tickets how many programmes the clubs will need to produce, as the only way of being guaranteed all 5 programmes is via the Advanced Ticket.
This season is also the Notts Senior League's 10th Anniversary, so it would be good to see the attendances of last seasons NSL Hop beaten, the highest crowd was set at West Bridgford FC of 448.

The Coach only has 6 seats remaining and costs £15 for a seat to take you round the 4 grounds on the Saturday and leaves Queens Road at the side of Nottingham Railway Station but has to be booked with the Advanced Ticket.

For booking information email hornby60uk@yahoo.co.uk or call Rob Hornby on 01623 486678/07973517603

Kind Regards
Rob Hornby
Notts Senior League Groundhop Organiser

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