Maybe it’s because I’m from the UK, but when I think of dogs at the football, I immediately think of two things: dogs running on the pitch and non league football. If you can get the two combined then that’s the double whammy.
Many of us will have seen photos of fans, often old men, standing at UK non-league grounds watching the football with their faithful four-legged companion. There’s even an excellent Twitter account dedicated to it called Non League Dogs. Check it out, it’s tremendous.
It’s rife in the Canadian non-league scene too, as these photos from around Vancouver and the lower mainland show, all of them taken during this year’s BC Provincial Cups.
Rino’s Fury v NV Viking Storm – Provincial B Cup First Round
(Andy Livingstone Park, Vancouver – Saturday April 23rd 2016)
Coquitlam Metro Ford Wolves v Surrey United Firefighters – Provincial A Cup Quarter-Final
(Charles Best Secondary, Coquitlam – Friday April 29th 2016)
Campo Atletico v AC Richmond – Provincial B Cup Quarter-Final
(Burnaby Lake West, Burnaby – Saturday April 30th 2016)
Campo Atletico v Impero Calcio – Provincial B Cup Semi-Final
(Burnaby Lake West, Burnaby – Saturday May 7th 2016)
Mundiavocat v Rino’s Fury – Provincial B Cup Semi-Final
(Burnaby Lake West, Burnaby – Sunday may 8th 2016)