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Football Aid at The Lane

Posted on 28 February 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

The UK&rsquo&#59;s top clubs in the Premiership, Scottish Premier League and First divisions north and south of the border have teamed up to take part in Football Aid. <P>Supporters all over the country will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in May to play in a fans&rsquo&#59; match on their idols&rsquo&#59; hallowed turf, led by ex-player or celebrity managers. <P>Almost 60 clubs including most of the biggest in the business are supporting the programme, which aims to raise cash for charities helping children with diabetes and other good causes backed by the clubs themselves and the football authorities. <P>Those lucky fans who acquire the much sought-after positions in the teams will, where possible, experience a health check and fitness programme devised by LivingWell Health Group as well as free use of their facilities. <P>On the big day, players will receive a stadium tour prior to entering the changing rooms, where every player will have a personalised strip hanging up for them and team captains will hold a team-talk, discuss tactics and organise the pre-match warm-up before leading the players down the tunnel and on to the hallowed turf. <P>Fans are invited to bid for places in the team for the end-of-the-season match at White Hart Lane through the Football Aid website at the <A href="http://www.footballaid.com/" target=_new A <>Football Aid website"</A> <P>Bidding kicked off on January 25. Other places on the team are available through competitions in local press, on TalkSport radio and television. <P>The project is the most ambitious of its type ever staged in Britain and more than 1,600 fans will participate in the games up and down the country. <P>Our director of football David Pleat said: "Football Aid is a fantastic idea and really gives us the chance to put something back into the community. Our fans have a real passion for the club and the game, and I&rsquo&#59;m sure they will relish the chance to experience what it&rsquo&#59;s like to pull on the team strip and play in the stadium." <P>Football Aid founder Craig Paterson said: "This is the first time anything like this has been launched on such a scale and we hope it will become a fixture in the sporting calendar. <P>"Football fans all over the country have the chance to make their dreams come true with just one click on to the <A href="http://www.footballaid.com/" target=_new A <>Football Aid website"</A>