Sunday, 31 March 2013

Glasshoughton Welfare chairman Phil Riding hails successful NCEL Ground Hop day

By James Grayson (Twitter: @jamesAgrayson)
Ecstatic Glasshoughton Welfare chairman Phil Riding has hailed the annual Northern Counties East League Easter Ground Hop day as a success after 307 people flocked to Leeds Road to see his club play Nostell Miners Welfare.
Football fans from countries including Denmark, Sweden and Germany saw Glasshoughton win their crucial Premier Division clash 2-0 on Friday morning.
Riding was delighted and paid tribute to the organisers.
“It was fantastic to see so many people and there was a great atmosphere,” he said.
“I think it is what most non-league clubs at our level aspire to, wanting to get gates like that week-in-week-out. It was a great day and I think the ground-hoppers enjoyed their visit to Glasshoughton.
“We as a club will sit down and look back on what we did well and what we can improve on. I had some fantastic feedback from the ground-hoppers and I think from 307 people, myself and the committee did not have one complaint. Hopefully the good PR that comes from it will put a few more on the gate for the next home game.
“It has been a wonderful experience for us as a club and I would like to thank the NCEL officials and the Ground-Hoppers organisation on arranging such a wonderful day for the whole day. It brings national exposure for the league and they should be applauded for their hard work.”


  1. Lowest attendance of the Easter Groundhop at Glasshoughton?

  2. The ground hoppers decided to add on 300 to the official attendance at Bridlington. Nothing but trouble.

  3. I couldn't get how they thought they could count everyone in a ground with people moving around all the time. The gate has the best record as long as officials, players, stewards etc are all included in the count (which they should be).