10 reasons why we’re looking forward to the National League North and South this season

  1. We have partnered with Hampton & Richmond Borough to become the proud sponsors of their brand new bespoke kits and we’ll be travelling to many games in order to showcase this brilliant league.
  2. Staying in the South, we’ll be interested to see how Bath City progress after fighting off interest in highly rated manager, Jerry Gill. Surely contenders for at least a consecutive play-off place.
  3. In one of the signings of the summer, Billericay lured centre-forward, Matt Rhead away from League 2 Champions Lincoln City. Despite now being 35, surely a drop of two divisions will mean goals galore for the big man.
  4. Can Dulwich Hamlet kick on after a year stabilising at this level, and with the security of starting the season back at their South London home?
  5. Havant & Waterlooville look favourites for an immediate return to the National League, and in manager Paul Doswell, they have a man that has seen it all in the non-league game.
  6. Moving North, congratulations to the Gateshead fans who saved their club from extinction! Just having a team to support should get them over the disappointment of relegation.
  7. Steve McNulty dropped out of league football and will be at a vital defensive cog if York City are serious about their expected title-push. The club want promotion in their final year at the historic, Bootham Crescent. 
  8. Spennymoor Town were somewhat of a surprise package last year. Now established as an attacking force in the division, they’ll have to cope with high expectations.
  9. Lee Clarke, so long a Premier League stalwart is back in his beloved North East, given the reigns at well supported, Blyth Spartans after some time out of management.
  10. Kidderminster Harriers are another side hoping to fly high, and with the second best kits (we’re biased!) in the league, they’ll look good doing it!