James Doe – Founder
James is a fan of Southern League club Harrow Borough and a follower of QPR. Brought up in West London, he's visited over 150 grounds at all levels around the world. After almost 10 years at the BBC Sport website, he set up Non-League Day in 2010 and The London Football Guide soon after. He currently works for South Western Railway, based at Waterloo station.
Francis is a well-known ex Non-League player with a playing career that stretched over 15 years at the likes of Dulwich Hamlet, Ebbsfleet, Bromley and Lewes to name but a few clubs. Since retiring from playing, he has gone on to create the innovative and game-changing service of Our Game and the Our Game Community Scheme who are the proud sponsors of Non League Day, while also further contributing to the game through roles with the likes of Kick It Out, Show Racism the Red Card and the FA.
Ian is a Chelsea season ticket holder and also follows local Sussex teams of Burgess Hill Town and Hassocks. He has been watching football since his early 20’s and has completed ‘the 92’ in England and ‘the 42’ in Scotland.Ian, now self-employed, responded to a Non-League Day request for help in 2013, and was happy to get involved as he can tailor his work commitments around football. Speaking of the non-League game he advises: “I enjoy non-league football as you can see some traditional stadiums, meet characters and talk about football. Groundhopping is becoming addictive and looking to add to the 30 divisions where I have visited all grounds!”
The most recent recruit to the Non-League Day team having joined this year with an 8 year (and counting) history supporting her local grassroots team, Hanwell Town.