Sunday, 1 January 2012

Central Midlands Football League Groundhop Bonanza details 2012

I always preferred 'The Virginian' myself, but here goes anyway:

I personally won't be attending the CMFL Groundhop Bonanza weekend this year, though I might take in the morning kick off at Clifton, before I head off elsewhere.
But here are the details (below) for anybody who might be interested.
I've attended half of the previous CMFL Bonanza events and can vouch for the fact that they're very well organised and run like clockwork.
Rob Hornby always puts a lot of time and effort into getting these weekends together and his preparations are already at an advance stage.
As well as the actual games, there are always lots of football merchandisers present - and if previous events are anything to go by, the food and drink options (alcoholic beverages included) have always been first rate.
So without further ado, here is the schedule for the weekend and Rob Hornby's contact details if you have any enquiries or want to book tickets or transport etc.
Rob Hornby can also be found on Facebook and he post's on what we all still affectionately call Tony Kempster's Non League Forum using the alias, err ... robhornby.
There is a click on link to the forum somewhere to the right of this page.
The 9th Windsor Food Central Midlands Football League Bonanza takes place on Friday 16th March 2012 & Saturday 17th March 2012, with the usual format of one match on the Friday Evening and Four on the Saturday.
The event starts on Friday 16th March 2012 at Bilborough Pelican, a club who have re-entered the Central Midlands Football League recently, who will be hosting newcomers Belper United, in a game with a 7.45pm kick off.
Though this ground was visited during a previous CMFL Bonanza weekend, Pelican have now altered their name to Bilborough Pelican and this match will be played under floodlights.
On Saturday 17th March 2012, there is a coach available on first come first served booking service through Rob Hornby
It will be departing from and returning to Nottingham Railway Station.
The 1st Match on Saturday 17th March 2012, sees 2 new CMFL sides playing against each other, when Clifton FC host Real United in a local Derby with a 10.10am kick off.
Match number 2 of the day, also features another 2 clubs who are new to the CMFL, with Basford United hosting Nottinghamshire Police at 1pm.
Match 3, is over the border in Derbyshire, where Dronfield Town v Thoresby CW has a 4.30pm kick off.
The final game of the weekend event, is the a local derby match where, Glapwell FC play host to Parkhouse FC with a 7.30pm kick off.
Advanced Tickets are just £15, which covers you entry to all 5 matches and includes a pack of match programmes from all 5 games.
Coach travel for Saturday is just £15 but please book early for the coach, places are strictly limited.
Some clubs will be charging £1 for Car Parking on the day.

For more information e-mail Rob Hornby at