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Terms & Conditions

Football Aid - Terms and Conditions

All auction bids, buy now or sponsored to play purchases and subsequent participation in Football Aid events placed or arranged through this website are subject to the following terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions"). Please read the following Terms and Conditions carefully.

The following Terms and Conditions apply to all bids, buy now or sponsored to play purchases made on the Football Aid website in relation to the charitable football events and other activities organised by Football Aid Trading Limited ("Football Aid Event"), and all subsequent participation in Football Aid Events. The terms "you" and "your" are references to the person making the auction bid, buy now or sponsored to play purchase and the person participating in the Football Aid Event (the "Participant").

The Football Aid website and the Football Aid Events are operated by Football Aid Trading Limited, a company incorporated in Scotland (registered number SC206156) having its registered office at 6a Randolph Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7TE ("Football Aid"). Football Aid is a wholly owned trading subsidiary of Field of Dreams, a charity recognised in Scotland with charity number SC030419 (registered number SC209751) also having its registered office at 6a Randolph Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7TE ("Field of Dreams").

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Contract

You must be aged 18 years or more to make an auction bid, buy now or sponsored to play purchase and you must either be a) male and aged 18 years or more to participate in any male only Football Aid Event, or b) female and aged 18 years or more to participate in any female only Football Aid Event, unless specified by Football Aid on its Team Bidding Pages.

Employees and staff of Football Aid, Field of Dreams, and third party suppliers are prohibited from bidding in the Football Aid Event. Staff of any participating football club ("Club") may not bid in respect of any Football Aid event involving their respective club. In certain exceptional circumstances, Football Aid reserves its right to place its personnel in a Football Aid Event in order to ensure that the game can take place. Such examples of exceptional circumstances may include a last minute injury, injuries during a game or player unavailability.

Football Aid reserves the right to vary these Terms and Conditions at any time prior to accepting any bid, buy now or sponsored to play purchase from you. Each time you make a bid submission, or make a buy now or sponsored to play purchase, you confirm your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions, as varied by us from time to time.

Auction System

Bidding

A bid is deemed to be a binding, irrevocable offer to pay the bid price to Football Aid for the right to play in a Position in a Football Aid Event (the "Auction Bid"). The "Bid Price" is defined as the final amount bid by you for each Position. A "Position" is defined as the right to play in a certain position in one Football Aid Event.

You may place Auction Bids for more than one Position in each Football Aid Event in the Football Aid Event, but you shall only have the opportunity to play in one Position in each Football Aid Event (except if given prior written consent by Football Aid to play two substitute Positions taking place in different halves of the same Football Aid Event). You may play in more than one Football Aid Event where the Football Aid Events are held on different days. You may place a bid for yourself. Alternatively, or in addition you may place a proxy bid on behalf of another person, provided that person is also aged 18 years or more and able to satisfy the single-sex requirement for that Football Aid Event ("Auction Proxy Bid"). If you are bidding on behalf of another person, the term "you" and "your" in these Terms and Conditions will refer to you as bidder in relation to payment terms, but will refer to that other person in relation to participation in the Football Aid Event.

Each Position shall be allocated a deadline by which all Auction Bids must be received ("Auction Deadline"). You may place your Auction Bid at any time prior to the Auction Deadline applicable to your chosen Position. Auction Deadlines will be displayed on the Football Aid website. Football Aid reserves the right to change any Auction Deadline from time to time and any such changes will be notified on the website. You understand that if you place the winning bid you and not the person on whose behalf you make the bid, will be responsible for payment of the Bid Price.

Subject to these Terms and Conditions, if your bid for a particular Position is the highest bid at the relevant Auction Deadline, you will be notified by Football Aid by email on receipt and confirmation of payment that your bid has been successful and the Position will appear in the My Wins section of the Bid Manager page. Provided that we receive payment within four days of you being notified of your successful bid, the Position will be made available to you. If we do not receive payment, we reserve the right without liability to re-auction the Position to others on terms that we see fit.

Football Aid will display accepted Auction Bid Prices for each Position on the website, until the auction ends, at which point the winning Auction Bid details will be displayed to the winning bidder only. Football Aid will exercise its reasonable endeavours to ensure that the "current Auction Bid Prices" quoted on the website are accurate and up-to-date.

In order to be accepted an Auction Bid must increase the current highest Auction Bid by a set minimum amount ("Minimum Bid Increment"). Minimum Bid Increments vary depending on the current highest Auction Bid and are displayed clearly when placing an Auction Bid. Details of Minimum Bid Increments can be found in the Buying Guide section of the website.

You can submit two types of Auction Bid. A standard Auction Bid ("Standard Bid") is where you place an Auction Bid and if this is subsequently outbid you then have to re-bid if you wish to make a higher bid. You can do this as often as you wish up until the relevant Auction Deadline. The maximum bid ("Maximum Bid") is where you specify your Maximum Bid offer and if your Standard Bid is beaten, our system will automatically bid up to your Maximum Bid amount for you (normally in stages of Minimum Bid Increments) until your Auction Bid is the highest Auction Bid or your Auction Bid is beaten. If you are the current highest bidder you can increase your Maximum Bid at any time before the Auction Deadline.

In cases when users submit Maximum Bids of exactly the same amount, the user whose Maximum Bid is received first by us takes precedence and is deemed to be the highest bidder. Maximum Bidding normally proceeds in stages of Minimum Bid Increments between a maximum of two bidders at one time. The exception is when a Maximum Bid amount (e.g. £480) is above the current high bid amount (e.g. £475) but less than the high bid plus the Minimum Bid Increment (e.g. £475 + £25 = £500). In such a case the bidding increases less than the Minimum Bid Increment and therefore the Maximum Bid amount (e.g. £480) will be accepted as the current highest Auction Bid.

Up until the Auction Deadline, you may make any number of higher Auction Bids for your chosen Position (either Standard Bids or Maximum Bids) in the event that the displayed Bid Price exceeds your previous bid.

Once accepted, any subsequent Auction Bid by you (either Standard Bid or Maximum Bid) will automatically supersede all previous Auction Bids by you.

Unless otherwise stated all accepted Auction Bid Prices displayed on the website are quoted in pounds Sterling.

Please note that accepted winning Auction Bids are NOT RETRACTABLE under any circumstances, except as described in the ‘Cancellations by You' section below. However, if you have made a genuine mistake and have placed an Auction Bid for the wrong amount, Club or Position, you can remove it by using the "delete" option in the Bid Manager section of the website. However, you are not permitted to remove a Standard or Maximum Bid unless the relevant Auction Deadline is more than two full days into the future without the permission of Football Aid. If you wish to remove a bid within two days of the Auction Deadline please email info@footballaid.com and we can advise further.

Positions available for bidding in each Football Aid Event are for personal, non-commercial use and are not available for companies to buy for reward, promotional or sponsorship purposes without the prior written consent of Football Aid.

Buy Now

A buy now purchase involves a binding, irrevocable offer to pay the specified buy now price (the "Buy Now Price") in order for the right to play in a specified Position in a Football Aid Event. A buy now purchase does not involve any auction process and is concluded when we receive payment of the Buy Now Price and you receive confirmation as specified in the ‘Processing of Bids, Buy Nows and Sponsored to Play Positions' section. The Buy Now Price is set by Football Aid for selected Positions only. Football Aid reserves the right to change a position's Buy Now Price prior to the conclusion of any buy now transaction and any such changes will be made clear on the website.

You may buy now more than one Position in each Football Aid Event, but you shall only have the opportunity to play in one Position in each Football Aid Event (except if given prior written consent by Football Aid to play two substitute Positions taking place in different halves of the same Football Aid Event). You may play in more than one Football Aid Event where the Football Aid Events are held on different days. You may Buy Now a position for yourself and/or on behalf of another person, provided that person is also aged 18 years or more and able to satisfy the single-sex requirement for that Football Aid Event ("Proxy Buy Now"). If you are purchasing a Buy Now position on behalf of another person, the term "you" and "your" in these Terms and Conditions will refer to you as the Buy Now purchaser in relation to payment terms, but will refer to that other person in relation to participation in the Football Aid Event.

Each buy now Position shall be allocated a deadline by which a buy now purchase must be received ("Auction Deadline"). You may Buy Now at any time prior to the Auction Deadline applicable to your chosen Position. Auction Deadlines will be displayed on the Football Aid website. Football Aid reserves the right to change any Auction Deadline from time to time and any such changes will be notified on the website.

You understand that if you place a buy now bid you and not the person on whose behalf you make the bid, will be responsible for payment of the Bid Price.

Unless otherwise stated all Buy Now Prices displayed on the website are quoted in pounds Sterling.

Positions available to buy now in each Football Aid Event are for personal, non-commercial use and are not available for companies to buy for reward, promotional or sponsorship purposes without the prior written consent of Football Aid.

Sponsored to Play

A sponsored to play purchase involves a binding, irrevocable offer to pay a deposit to secure a Position and subsequently raise the additional money required through sponsorship ("Sponsored to Play") to play in Football Aid Event. The Sponsored to Play Price is set by Football Aid for selected Positions only and is defined as the amount you agree to pay for each Sponsored to Play Position. A Sponsored to Play Position is initially secured on paying a non-refundable deposit payment ("Sponsored to Play Deposit"). The Sponsored to Play Position is only fully purchased when the remaining sponsorship balance has been received. The Sponsored to Play balance is defined as the Sponsored to Play price minus the Sponsored to Play Deposit amount. Football Aid reserves the right to change a position's Sponsored to Play Price prior to the payment of the relevant Sponsored to Play Deposit and any such changes will be made clear on the website.

You may purchase more than one Sponsored to Play Position in each Football Aid Event but you shall only have the opportunity to play in one Position in each Football Aid Event (except if given prior written consent by Football Aid to play two substitute Positions taking place in different halves of the same Football Aid Event). You may play in more than one Football Aid Event where the Football Aid Events are held on different days. You may secure a Sponsored to Play position for yourself and/or on behalf of another person, provided that person is also aged 18 years or more and able to satisfy the single-sex requirement for that Football Aid Event ("Proxy Sponsored to Play"). If you are purchasing a Sponsored to Play Position on behalf of another person, the term "you" and "your" in these Terms and Conditions will refer to you as the Sponsored to Play purchaser in relation to payment terms, but will refer to that other person in relation to participation in the Football Aid Event.

Each Sponsored to Play Position shall be allocated a deadline by which a Sponsored to Play purchase must be received ("Auction Deadline"). You may purchase a Sponsored to Play Position at any time prior to the Auction Deadline applicable to your chosen Position. Auction Deadlines will be displayed on the Football Aid website. Football Aid reserves the right to change any Auction Deadline from time to time and any such changes will be notified on the website.

You understand that if you place a sponsored to play bid you and not the person on whose behalf you make the bid, will be responsible for payment of the Bid Price.

Unless otherwise stated all Sponsored to Play Prices displayed on the website are quoted in pounds Sterling.

Positions available to purchase by the Sponsored to Play option in each Football Aid Event are for personal, non-commercial use and are not available for companies to buy for reward, promotional or sponsorship purposes without the prior written consent of Football Aid.

Processing of Bids, Buy Nows and Sponsored to Play Positions

The placing of all bids and other transactions (Auction Bid, Buy Now or Sponsored to Play) shall be acknowledged and then be processed once you have placed your Auction Bid or made the applicable Buy Now or Sponsored to Play payments.

Acknowledgement for your bids and/or payments will occur when either;

1. your Auction Bid has been processed, confirmation of the full Auction Bid details will be displayed on-screen. If you choose to tick the relevant on-screen option before placing your Auction Bid you will be notified by e-mail if your Auction Bid is subsequently beaten. If you are the winning bidder when the auction ends you will receive confirmation by e-mail and the details of your winning Auction Bid will appear in your Bid Manager page. On making payment you will receive two e-mails to confirm your position has been secured, one from Football Aid and another from our payment intermediary WorldPay confirming the purchase including payment reference details, and/or

2. you have purchased your Buy Now position, confirmation of the Buy Now position details will be displayed on-screen. In addition on making payment you will receive two e-mails to confirm your position has been secured, one from Football Aid and another from our payment intermediary WorldPay confirming the Buy Now purchase including payment reference details. Details of your Buy Now Position will appear in your Bid Manager page on the website, and/or

3. you have made payment for your Sponsored to Play Deposit and secured your Sponsored to Play Position, confirmation of the Sponsored to Play Position details will be displayed on-screen. In addition on making the Sponsored to Play Deposit payment you will receive two e-mails to confirm your position has been secured, one from Football Aid and another from our payment intermediary WorldPay confirming the Sponsored to Play Deposit purchase including payment reference details. On making additional Sponsored to Play instalment payments you will again receive an on-screen confirmation of the amount received and confirmation e-mails from Football Aid and WorldPay. When the Sponsored to Play Position is paid in full this will be confirmed on-screen and in the Bid Manager page on the website.

Football Aid shall process all Bids, Buy Now or Sponsored to Play payments received, but reserves the right to refuse any Bid, Buy Now or Sponsored to Play purchase attempt.

THE AWARD OF A POSITION IS A PERSONAL GRANT TO YOU AND MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED TO ANY OTHER PERSON WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF FOOTBALL AID. NO POSITION SHALL BE DEEMED AWARDED UNTIL WE HAVE RECEIVED FULL PAYMENT IN RESPECT OF SUCH POSITIONS

Payment

Payment for Bidding Positions

Payment shall be made in Pounds Sterling by MasterCard, Visa card, Visa Debit or Maestro online.

Payment must be made within four days of a request from Football Aid before your bid can be deemed to be successful.

Payment for Buy Now Positions

Payment shall be made in Pounds Sterling by MasterCard, Visa card, Visa Debit or Maestro online.

Payment must be completed after selecting your chosen Buy Now Position online before your Buy Now purchase can be deemed to be successful. A Buy Now Position is only secured when we receive your payment, therefore until payment is received another user could Buy Now the Position ahead of you in which case you will not be able to purchase it.

Payment for Sponsored To Play Positions

Payment for the Sponsored to Play Deposit shall be made in Pounds Sterling by MasterCard, Visa card, Visa Debit or Maestro online.

Payment for the Sponsored to Play Balance shall be made in Pounds Sterling by cheque to Football Aid, bank transfer to the Football Aid Account or by MasterCard, Visa card, Visa Debit or Maestro online.

Payment for the Sponsored to Play Deposit must be completed after selecting your chosen Sponsored to Play online position before your Sponsored to Play Deposit purchase can be deemed to be successful. A Sponsored to Play Position is only initially secured when we receive your Sponsored to Play deposit payment, therefore until payment in full is received another user could secure the same Sponsored to Play position ahead of you in which case you will not be able to purchase it. .

In order to complete the purchase of a Sponsored to Play Position, payment of the Sponsored to Play balance must be completed by a pre-agreed date which will be confirmed in writing by Football Aid (the "Sponsored To Play Deadline Date"). If payment of the Sponsored to Play balance is not received in full by the Sponsored To Play Deadline Date, Football Aid retain the right to keep the non-refundable Sponsored To Play Deposit and make the position available to other users.

Football Aid will take reasonable care to keep your order and payment details secure, but online payments placed via this website are at your risk. For details of the WorldPay secure payment method used by Football Aid, please visit the http://www.worldpay.com website.

Payments for Positions are made to Football Aid Trading Ltd, the trading subsidiary of the grant-making charity, Field of Dreams. As you will receive a benefit in return for your payment, it cannot be classed for taxable reasons as a charitable donation and therefore the Government's Gift Aid scheme does not apply. Profits from the Football Aid programme are given to Field of Dreams who then award grants to a wide selection of charitable causes. For more information, visit our Field of Dreams page.

Allocation of a Paid Position

Once full payment has been made for a Position the owner of the Position will need to Allocate the Position to confirm who will play in the game. To do this they should visit the Bid Manager page, choose the Position's Allocate option and then choose who will play in that particular Position. The owner of the Position can allocate to themselves, another registered user (Proxy) or even choose the option to send an e-mail to someone not registered yet with details on how they can register and claim the Position. A Position can only be allocated to someone who meets the eligibility criteria for that particular Football Aid Event.

Fitness Assessment

To enjoy the experience of participating in the Football Aid Event, you must be sufficiently fit to play football for your allocated playing time.

Your Information

You warrant and undertake to Football Aid that any information provided to Football Aid by you shall not be false, inaccurate or misleading.

Participation in Football Aid Events

All participation in Football Aid Events in Scotland will be subject to the Rules of the Scottish Football Association in Scotland, and all participation in Football Aid Events in England will be subject to the Rules of the Football Association in England (collectively the "Rules"). In accordance with these Rules, all Football Aid Events shall be single-sex.

Wherever possible each Club will nominate ex-players to take on the role of team legends (playing) and team managers (non-playing). Team legends and team managers will help to prepare Participants for Football Aid Events. Each team playing in a Football Aid Event shall contain substitutes. Subject to the particular Position and period of play for which you have successfully paid for, you accept that the team manager and/or legend in respect of each Football Aid Event shall in certain circumstances choose the team and substitutes.

Each Participant in a Football Aid Event shall be provided with team strips, shorts and socks, but will be required to provide his own football boots and protective gear such as shin guards. Football Aid will endeavour to provide you with a personalised official strip for the match day wherever possible. However, if due to unforeseen circumstances, official strips are unavailable, Football Aid reserves the right to supply an alternative kit of its choosing. To ensure Football Aid can secure the large quantities of strips required for all our Football Aid Events, we bulk order strips well in advance from the suppliers. Therefore we order a single size of strip only that will be suitable for the majority of our players, this size is Extra Large.

Participants will be required to make their own travel arrangements to the relevant Club. Full details of Football Aid Event arrangements will either be notified to Participants by e-mail or displayed on the website.

Reserves

For each Football Aid Event, a number of individuals may be required as reserves ("Reserves") in the event that Participants are unable to attend.

Football Aid reserves the right to contact you at short notice to offer you the opportunity to participate in a Football Aid Event, subject to receipt of the reserve's Buy Now Price from you. Reserves will be contacted in priority equivalent to the decreasing order of their Auction Bid Price until a Reserve accepts and pays the Reserve's Buy Now Price. Football Aid reserves the right to set a Reserve's Buy Now price at a level deemed to be a fair market value for Bidding, Buy Now or Sponsored to Play Positions that become available.

Insurance

You acknowledge and agree that all participation in a Football Aid Event is entered into entirely at your own risk and Football Aid shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by a Participant during or as a result of participation in a Football Aid Event, except where any personal injury or death has been caused by the negligence of Football Aid.

You may wish to obtain, and Football Aid would recommend that you do obtain, your own insurance to cover you in the event of a sports injury or any other loss or damage arising out of or in connection with your participation in a Football Aid Event.

Publicity and Data Protection

By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you hereby grant to Football Aid a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, and prepare derivative works of, Football Aid Events including without limitation for promoting in any media formats and through any media channels. The above licenses granted by you are perpetual and irrevocable.

Football Aid will disclose personal, contact and payment information which you have provided in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which forms part of these Terms and Conditions. Before your Auction Bid, Buy Now or Sponsored To Play purchase can be accepted you must have read and accepted the terms of the Football Aid Privacy Policy. All use of your personal information will be held in accordance with our Privacy Policy and applicable data protection legislation.

Cancellations by you

Subject to the terms of this paragraph, once accepted your Auction Bid, Buy Now or Sponsored to Play purchase is not retractable. However, Football Aid recognises that there may be circumstances, such as illness, injury or other personal circumstances, in which you may no longer be able to participate in a Football Aid Event.

In the event of such circumstances, or your awareness of the possibility of such circumstances, you must notify Football Aid immediately of your inability, or suspected inability to participate in a Football Aid Event. Football Aid will then use its reasonable endeavours to make arrangements to notify a Reserve to take your Place in the Football Aid Event. Provided a Reserve can be found, Football Aid will offer you a refund of the Auction Bid Price, Buy Now Price or Sponsored to Play Price paid by you, less any reasonable costs incurred by Football Aid in connection with your proposed participation in the Football Aid Event and the identification by Football Aid of a suitable Reserve.

Re-scheduling of Football Aid Events

Football Aid reserves the right at any time to make any changes to the schedule of fixtures of the Football Aid Events or to cancel or abandon certain Football Aid Events at any time without notice.

Subject to the ‘Force Majeure' section, whilst Football Aid will use its reasonable endeavours to ensure that successful bidders will still be given an opportunity to participate in a Football Aid Event, occasionally re-scheduling of Football Aid Events may not be possible. In such event, Football Aid will advise you of this by e-mail, and offer you a refund of your full Auction Bid Price, Buy Now Price or Sponsored to Play Price as soon as possible. In such circumstances you are of course free to donate all or any proportion of your Auction Bid Price, Buy Now Price or Sponsored to Play Price to Field of Dreams.

Football Aid excludes all liability in respect of any claim arising from you or any third party caused directly or indirectly by cancellation, abandonment or re-scheduling of any Football Aid Event.

Delivery

Your football kit shall be delivered to the relevant Club prior to the relevant Football Aid Event.

Warranties

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, FOOTBALL AID DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS REPRESENTATIONS AND UNDERTAKINGS WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Liability

FOOTBALL AID SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR BID, BUY NOW OR SPONSORED TO PLAY PURCHASE OR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN A FOOTBALL AID EVENT HOWSOEVER CAUSED EVEN IF FOOTBALL AID HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FOOTBALL AID'S ENTIRE LIABILITY UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE BID PRICE, BUY NOW PRICE OR SPONSORED TO PLAY PRICE PAID OR PAYABLE BY YOU OR THE PERSON BIDDING, OR SECURING A BUY NOW OR SPONSORED TO PLAY POSITION ON YOUR BEHALF EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. You agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions and all Football Aid Event Rules and other instructions and any additional directions regarding participation in Football Aid Events as may be notified to you or which may appear on this website from time to time. All such Football Aid Event Rules, instructions and directions shall be incorporated into these Terms and Conditions.

Equal Opportunity policy

Please note that, subject to the need to ensure adequate levels of Participant physical fitness and to offer single-sex matches, it is the policy of Football Aid to provide an equal opportunity to all who participate in Football Aid Events, irrespective of colour, race, nationality, gender, ethnic or national origin, mental or physical handicaps or sexual preference.

Force Majeure

Football Aid shall not be liable for any delay or default in the execution of its obligations in the case of any event outside its control including but not limited to natural disasters, bad weather, fires, explosions, floods, failure or delay of third party suppliers, internet connection failures, computer hardware or software failures or errors, national strikes, accidents, riots, acts of terrorism, war or civil uprisings.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing this website.

BY PLACING A BID, OR COMPLETING A BUY NOW OR SPONSORED TO PLAY PURCHASE , BY TICKING THE BOX ON THE REGISTRATION WEB PAGE YOU WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, ACCEPTED AND AGREED TO BE BOUND BY THESE FOREGOING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

If you have any queries please contact Football Aid at:

Football Aid Trading Limited
6a Randolph Place
Edinburgh
Scotland
United Kingdom
EH3 7TE

tel: 0131 220 5999
e-mail: info@footballaid.com