TODAY marks Non-League Day up and down the country, with Bradford (Park Avenue) revealing exactly how they plan to honour one of their club legends.

A few weeks ago, Avenue confirmed that Mark Wilson, who has over 1,000 career appearances to his name, will be attending this afternoon’s vital Northern Premier League Premier Division game for them at home to Worksop Town.

But Avenue have now revealed that Wilson, who had three spells at the club, will become the first player to be inducted into their new Hall of Fame.

In a particularly lovely touch, the man presenting Wilson with that honour will be Gordon Rayner, the manager who first brought the midfielder to the club back in 1993.

Wilson scored twice on his debut against Kidsgrove in a 3-2 win, earning the man of the match award and gaining instant adulation from Avenue’s fans.

He left the club initially around Christmas 1994 to join Emley, but due to a suspension, he was in attendance as an Avenue supporter for their game at Trafford which secured promotion at the end of the 1994/95 season.

He returned as a player in 1999 after three years at Harrogate Town, with his time there ending abruptly after the renowned joker of the pack set himself on fire on the team bus.

And that ill-discipline cost him at Avenue too, as Wilson failed to repay boss Trevor Storton’s faith in him by turning up drunk for an away game and putting on an impromptu comedy show with props he had brought from his boozy trip to Blackpool.

A furious Storton promptly sold him on to Ossett Town, but Wilson was back for his third and arguably best spell in 2006, when he played under a very similar character to him in Phil Sharpe, who he knew from a previous spell at Farsley Celtic.

Wilson was inspired by playing alongside brilliant veteran Neil Redfearn in the Avenue midfield during the 2006/07 season, where he took the former Barnsley and Crystal Palace man’s praise on board and went on to play for many years to come.

The non-league legend will be taking part in a Q&A after full-time at Horsfall this afternoon, where he will recount all of those incredible stories and more.

Entry is £5 for all for this fixture, where a win, coupled with Basford United losing, would take Avenue out of the relegation zone.