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Southend United are one of Football Aid's latest signings, having made their debut in our 2009 season. The inaugural match at Roots Hall featured Manager Steve Tilson and Assistant Paul Brush and will go down as one of our most exciting yet, finishing in a 6-6 draw and only being decided by a sudden death penalty taken by the Manager himself! It also featured an appearance by super fan David Marsh, amazingly making his 100th appearance in a Football Aid match. Perhaps fittingly he Captained the Home team to victory, scoring his penalty in the shoot-out in the process. Our return match in 2010 also featured Steve Tilson and this time he brought along club Goalkeeping coach Lee Turner to play in the Away team, Tilson again emerged victorious, this time 5-0 in normal time!


We ran a number of successful events in association with Southend United from 2009 - 2012 and we'd like to thank the club for their excellent support in that time. However in the summer of 2012, for a number of reasons (with the financial viability of our games the main concern), we took the decision not to host an event with the club and at this time we don't have another event planned at Roots Hall.  

However we might choose to work with the club again in future, therefore to be the first to hear about news of any future Southend United events please remember to Register on the website (if you’ve not done so already) and keep an eye on this page for updates. If you'd like to e-mail us directly to ask a question or express your interest in a future event at Roots Hall please do so by using our Contact Us form.