THE first set of friendlies are on the horizon for Bradford's non-league clubs, as Saturday sees the long awaited big kick-off.

The league season is due to get underway in September, with the hope being that some fans can be in attendance.

But for now, behind closed doors friendlies will have to suffice. The FA and government have announced these can go ahead from August 1, and some clubs are playing on that day.

Campion kick us off with a home game against Beeston St Anthony's, which starts at 2:30pm.

Eccleshill boss Lee Elam told the Telegraph & Argus last week about his club's pre-season plans, and they host Steeton at 3pm.

Finally, Brighouse Town welcome the world's oldest football club, Sheffield FC, to the Yorkshire Payments Stadium.

Speaking to Brighouse Town's website, manager Vill Powell said: “What the pandemic has done though is given me more time to think and plan for the upcoming season so from that perspective, it’s made me more eager and keen to get back in there, so I’m really looking forward to Saturday.

“The lads are looking incredibly fit. We’ve started back as normal now as we didn’t want the lay off time that the lads have had to have an impact on us.

“We will have had a longer pre-season than most clubs but we’ve ensured that that they aren’t overused or that they burn out.

“We planned our pre season well and it’s showing on the lads' fitness, so I’m really confident we are going to be competitive.”

He added: “The main focus of pre-season has been to get our message across to the players about how we work at Brighouse. We’ve got a couple of new signings so far and we wanted to show the new characters what is expected of them.

“We’ve got a good mix of players this pre-season compared to last season. There’s a good bond of characters in the dressing room so I’m really pleased with what we’ve got and it’s there for all to see.

“Everyone gets on with each other really well and it adds to the atmosphere of the training sessions and of the club.

“Looking ahead to Saturday, we’ll be looking to give players a good amount of playing time each, including the trialists we have at the club at the minute.

“I’ve got to have a good look at each of them because they have come to the club in areas I’m looking to strengthen and they’ve looked good so far.

“But the only way I can give a true assessment of them is on the football pitch, so they’ll play as much football as I feel is right to get a good assessment and then we will make a decision.”