Skip to main content

News

  • FOOTBALL AID PLAY ON THE PITCH!
Subscribe to newsfeed 

FOOTBALL AID - PLAY ON THE PITCH!

Posted on 15 September 2006  - 12:00

It's the moment Spurs fans around the UK have been waiting for “ the kick-off of Football Aid 2007.

It's the moment Spurs fans around the UK have been waiting for “ the kick-off of Football Aid 2007.

Over the next nine months, it will be a white-knuckle ride of emotions for fanatical fans as they battle it out for their rightful place in the ultimate football experience that has taken the UK by storm...

Football Aid is for you - giving all football fans (from the classic armchair supporter to the ardent season ticket holder) the chance to follow in their heroes footsteps and play a heart pumping 90 minutes at White Hart Lane.

Imagine the pride in seeing your shirt hanging up in the changing room, the adrenaline kicking in as you look over to the opposition in the players tunnel, the thrill of running out onto the hallowed turf to the sound of the crowd and the undesirable joy in scoring for your team. Football Aid allows you to experience the buzz of match day from a professional footballer's perspective, a day to remember and not to mention an experience you can dine out on for years...

Robin Melville, an enthusiastic Football Aid supporter, explains: "Fantastic is just one of many words buzzing around in my head to describe the day I had at White Hart Lane. A chance to play on the hallowed turf where so many great players have performed was beyond belief.

"Beforehand I viewed the experience as a one off but now Im not so sure. I love nothing better than talk turning to football so I can casually throw into the conversation, Oh, I played for Spurs! Another drink is bought in and I hold court for the next hour or so, regaling my war story - the highs, the lows, the missed opportunities and the cracking goals, of course. Roll on 2007!"

And just when this all sounds too good to be true, it gets better. Whilst experiencing the chance of a lifetime, you can also revel in the fact that funds raised from the Football Aid events go to a variety of deserving charities locally, nationally and around the globe.

Football Aid was founded in 2000 as a unique way of raising money to find a cure for diabetes and since its conception, over 300 games - involving an incredible 8000 players - have taken place on a UK Club, European and National level, raising over £750,000 for charity. Through Football Aids parent charity, Field of Dreams multi-beneficiary grant award scheme, funds raised go to Diabetes research, education and management projects and are also shared with charities nominated for funding by the Clubs that take part.

So, if you fancy being a hero for 90 minutes, visit www.footballaid.com or call 0131 220 5999 for further information.

Positions in Football Aid games - which take place at the end of the Premiership season in April/May next year “ can be secured through Football Aids Buy Now and Sponsored to Play schemes. The latter allowing fans to fundraise their way to their field of dreams, whether its by lying in a bath of beans, organising a sponsored fun run or the ultimate sacrifice, giving up beer for the month!