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How it works

Follow the 5 basic steps below and discover how Football Aid can bring alive your footballing dreams!

Step 1 - Visit Our Play Page!

Football Aid delivers top class events with a wide range of football clubs in the UK, Europe & USA. We also organise regular International events, allowing our fans the unique opportunity to play for their Country at World Famous venues like Hampden Park, The Principality Stadium and Wembley Stadium and we even offer an exclusive England Training Day Experience at the Home of England's National teams, St George's Park.

To find out if your Team (or Country) is involved, visit the Play page where you can find a complete list of our participating Teams.

Click on a Team name and you’ll find details of any upcoming Events and be able to catch up on the latest Match Reports and Official Photographs from previous games.

Step 2 – Register*

*In order to purchase a Football Aid position, you'll need to Register on the website. Once you’ve registered and agreed to our Terms and Conditions, you’ll be able to purchase a position, or participate in our auctions and - subject to terms and conditions - take part in our events. 

Simply visit the Register page and enter your e-mail address and a username, you’ll then be sent a confirmation e-mail which you’ll need to click on to confirm your registration.

You must provide a valid e-mail address, as you’ll need to access this to confirm your registration. In addition, once you’ve secured a position, all correspondence regarding your Event will be sent to your registered e-mail address.

Please Note: For reasons of authenticity and to comply with the footballing authorities, Football Aid events are single sex. For a detailed explanation of this policy, please visit our FAQs page.

Step 3 - Buying Your Position

Securing your position on your Field of Dreams couldn't be easier, just choose one of the methods below:

  • BUY NOW: Selected positions are available to Buy Now with a single Fixed Price payment online.
  • SPONSORED TO PLAY: Pay a non-refundable £100 deposit to secure your position and receive a Sponsorship Pack full of ideas to help you fundraise your way to your Field of Dreams. Note: There's no obligation for players to raise money through sponsorship methods in this scheme; if you prefer you can simply make the additional instalment payment(s) yourself.
  • BIDDING: Any remaining positions will be made available in our Online Auction, which usually takes place between January - March. A selection of the bidding positions will also have a Buy Now option.

You can also secure a position as a Birthday or Christmas present for someone else. You simply create a registration in your own name, then once you have purchased the position using your own login details, you can then "allocate" the position to the person receiving the gift, after they've been informed they are due to play.

For full details on any of these options, please see the Buying a Position section in our FAQs.

Step 4 - Paying For Your Position

You can pay for your Buy Now, Sponsored To Play and Bidding position by card online. We work with market-leading online payment provider, WorldPay to ensure your transaction will be carried out over a secure payment link.

Please Note: We accept online payment from MasterCard, Visa or Maestro cards. We don't accept payments by PayPal at this time but we are investigating the possibilities of making this option available soon.

For further information on paying for your position, visit the Buying a Position section in our FAQs..

Step 5 - Prepare for the Game!

Now to the hard part! But don’t worry, we don’t expect you to launch into the type of pre-season training a Premiers League manager would expect! The positions in our events are split into 45 and 90 minutes, so we only expect you to be sufficiently fit enough to play and enjoy the time you pay for!

On securing your position, we'll send you a Players Pack (as well as confirmation by e-mail), which will tell you exactly what to expect in the run up to the game, from how to guarantee you have your fans cheering you on from the stands, to how you can secure the Captain’s Armband or nominate a Mascot for the match.

And lastly, we will periodically e-mail our players with information regarding their match, however we also advise you to visit your team's Event Page regularly for the latest news and developments – that way you’ll be the first to know of any updates; from which ex-pros will be joining you on the day, to details of the confirmed date for your match.

For more information check out the Buying a Position section in our FAQs.