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The Big Interview with Robert Thorpe


Robert Thorpe, the ‘Rolls Royce’ of football (as recently nicknamed by former Derby County FC player Shane Nicholson) sat down with the team at Football Aid to share his stories/experiences and reflect on his achievements in the game so far.

Secure your place at UEFA EURO 2020 with Official Hospitality


Football Aid is delighted to be able to offer our supporters the ability to purchase Official Hospitality packages for UEFA EURO 2020 through IMG.

Football Aid 2019/20 - Available Now!


We're delighted to announce the official launch of our brand new 2019/20 campaign, with positions Now Available to purchase at events all across the UK. 

LFC Foundation - Mascot/Junior Buddy Auctions


We're delighted to make 2 x more fantastic Mascot/Junior Buddy Auctions available to help raise valuable funds for our friends at the Liverpool FC Foundation.

LFC Foundation - Mascot Auction


We're delighted to make a fantastic Mascot Auction available to help raise valuable funds for our friends at the Liverpool FC Foundation.

Winner of ‘Fantasy Football League 2018-19’ nets top prize!


Fantasy football manager, Neil Morrison, finished top of the ‘Football Aid Fans’ league for season 2018-19, and he has picked a signed Blackburn Rovers shirt worn by David Dunn in our 2019 game as his prize. 

Tributes paid to Sir Bobby Robson, who passed away 10 Years ago


Tributes have been pouring in for Sir Bobby Robson, who passed away 10 years ago.



Football Aid 2019 - Signed Legends Shirts up for grabs!


A limited edition of Signed Legends Shirts from the recent Football Aid campaign are now on sale for fans to purchase.

Students from Sheffield Hallam University gain valuable experience at The AESSEAL New York Stadium


On Tue 21st May 2019, a selection of students from Sheffield Hallam University were on hand to provide valuable physiotherapy and sports massage cover for players in our inaugural match at Rotherham Utd.

Kit Sale - End of Season Clearance


As part of our End of Season ‘Wrap-Up’, we have a *limited range of official replica playing kits leftover from season 18/19 and we are placing them on sale for all of our supporters to purchase.

Staff from Ascenti share their thoughts on a memorable season with Football Aid.


Throughout the season, a team of physiotherapists from Ascenti have been on hand to provide expert medical advice and treatments to participants involved at matches across the UK.

Arjun Ghose reflects on memorable season working for Football Aid


Over the past 3 months, Arjun Ghose, an MSc student from the University of Stirling, has undertaken a work placement at Football Aid. You can read about his experience here.

Football Aid 2019 - Last Few Positions Still Available!


Positions are still available in our End of Season Sale, so there's still time to Book Your Place in Football Aid 2019!

David Dunn, Kevin Gallacher & Damien Johnson to grace the Ewood Park turf!


We're delighted to announce David Dunn and Kevin Gallacher will be pulling on the Rovers jersey to raise valuable funds for the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust.

Football Aid 2019 - Bidding Now Live!


We're very excited to announce our Auction Bidding is now live, which means you can now Bid to Play for your team in Football Aid 2019!

Football Aid 2018 - Highlights Videos Now on YouTube


The 1st of the Football Aid 2018 highlight videos are now live on our YouTube channel.

PRESS RELEASE: Football Aid Launch Brand New Website


After months of hard work and extensive planning, Football Aid are delighted to launch its new multi-purpose website.

Football Aid 2019 - Positions Available Now!


Football Aid are delighted to announce the official launch of our 19th season providing football fans with the unique opportunity to Live the Dream on the hallowed turf!

Join our Fantasy Football League & Win a Signed Legend's Shirt from FootballAid19!


We're making our popular 'Football Aid Fans' League more interesting by offering a signed Legends shirt from #FootballAid19 for the player who finishes top of the table!

Stoke City 2018

The final game of Football 2019 was an extremely tight contest, with nothing to separate the teams throughout. The Stoke City Home team thought they had grabbed the winner with 8mins to go but a late strike by the Away No 9 Ian Watson earned his team a deserved draw.

Sheffield United 2018

Our 2018 match at Bramall Lane certainly served up plenty entertainment, with end to end action throughout and 11 goals for the watching Blades fans to enjoy! The impressive Home team ran out 9-2 winners in the end, with star man James Munson bagging a hat-trick, but the Away team fought to the end and could also be proud of their efforts on the night.

Leicester City 2018

Football Aid 2018 at The King Power proved to be a thrilling encounter with the Leicester City Away team narrowly coming out on top 3-4. The Home team certainly pushed them all the way though and after going into the break with a 3 goal deficit were very unlucky not to get at least a draw for all their efforts.

Notts County 2018

The sun was shining at Meadow Lane as the Notts County players took to the hallowed turf for only our 2nd game with the Magpies. The game certainly didn’t disappoint as well, with 6 goals shared in an enthralling 4-2 victory for the Home side.

Manchester United 2018

Returning to Old Trafford were Manchester United legends Denis Law and Danny Webber as the iconic Theatre of Dreams hosted the 2018 Football Aid fixture between two sets of thrilled players. A mighty close game saw both sides battling hard to seal a victory, and two quick-fire goals late on saw the Away team secure a 4-3 victory in what was a game packed full of breath-taking goals.

England vs Rep Ireland 2018

Our 2018 England vs Rep Ireland game at The Stadium of Light certainly provided plenty of entertainment! The impressive England team edged the result 8-7, with 5 goal striker Stuart Schofield the match winner for the 3 Lions, however the Rep of Ireland away team pushed them all the way and both teams received a huge round of applause as they left the pitch at the end of the match. 

Sunderland 2018

Our Sunderland 2018 match at the Stadium of Light was an extremely close encounter throughout, with the 2 x teams of Black Cats fans giving their all to try to gain the upper-hand on their rivals. In the end the Away team came out on top 2-4, but the Home team pushed them all the way and it was a thoroughly entertaining match for all those watching in the stands.

Derby County 2018

It was a perfect day at Pride Park for our 2018 players to showcase their skills, with the pitch in immaculate condition and the sun shining high in the sky, and the Rams fans certainly didn’t disappoint, serving up a 10 goal thriller for their fans in the stands to enjoy!

Sporting CP Game 2 2018

The sun was still shining as our Sporting CP players took to the pitch for Game 2 at the Estádio José Alvalade. After the Home team’s win in Game 1 this time it was the Away team who were to come out on top 1-4, with the team in Black turning on the style to gain the win.  

Sporting CP Game 1 2018

The sun was shining and the playing surface was immaculate as our Sporting CP players took to the pitch for our 1st game of the day at the Estádio José Alvalade. The fans certainly made the most of the perfect conditions, serving up a feast of entertainment for their fans, with the Home team coming out on top 5-3.

Southampton 2018

Our Southampton 2018 game was played in glorious sunshine at St Mary’s and the game certainly matched the weather, with a bright encounter, featuring some fantastic goals, going the way of the Saints Home team 4-2. 

Bristol City 2018

Our 1st ever game at Ashton Gate - home of Bristol City FC - on 17th May 2018 was certainly worth the wait, with the Away team coming out on top 5-7 in a terrific end-to-end encounter!

Swansea City 2018

Our 1st ever match at The Liberty Stadium took place on Tue 15th May 2018 and we were privileged to have the support of fans favourite Lee Trundle. The skilful striker certainly treated the fans to a virtuoso display, with his 2 goals for the Home team helping the Home team to a 5-1 win.

Celtic Game 2 2018

The 2018 games at Celtic Park were played the day after their Hoops heroes had collected the SPFL Premiership trophy and our players certainly added to the festival atmosphere, by providing their watching fans with a feast of entertainment from the 1st minute to the last and Game 2 saw the impressive Away team come out on top 3-11.

Celtic Game 1 2018

The 2018 games at Celtic Park were played the day after their Hoops heroes had collected the SPFL Premiership trophy and our players certainly added to the festival atmosphere, by providing their watching fans with a feast of entertainment from the 1st minute to the last. The impressive Away team came out on top 3-2, however Joe Miller’s Home team pushed them all the way.

Brentford 2018

Our 2018 contest at Griffin Park was certainly one to remember, with the Bees players serving up a 12 goal thriller which was easily a contender for game of the season! Despite going behind 2-0 early on, the Away team came back to prevail 7-5, with star man Stuart Schofield, racking up an impressive 5 goal haul!

England vs Italy 2018

Our 3rd England vs Italy International proved to be every bit as exciting as our opening 2 encounters, with the watching fans at the Amex being served up a feast of entertaining football to enjoy. The impressive Italy team ran out 6-0 winners in the end however the England team fought hard throughout and could count themselves unlucky not to have more to show for their efforts.

Brighton & Hove Albion 2018

Our 2nd ever game at The Amex had it all, stunning goals, brilliant saves, excellent celebrations and even a missed penalty! The impressive Brighton Away team ran out winners by 3-7, with their 4 goal striker Trevor Hobbs proving to be the difference between the teams, however the Home side contributed hugely to what was a fantastic end to end game from the first minute to the last. 

Everton 2018

We’ve seen some great games over the years at Goodison Park and the 2018 edition certainly lived up to expectations, with a free flowing game going the way of the Home team 4-2. A pair of braces by Alex Lewis and Andy Kenny proved the difference, however the Away team acquitted themselves well and Pascual Ciampi’s brilliant goal was a worthy winner of the MOTM trophy. 

Norwich City 2018

Our 2018 encounter at Carrow Road was played in glorious sunshine throughout and certainly provided plenty of bright moments for the watching fans to enjoy, with brilliant goals, great saves from the keepers and lots more entertainment besides! The Home team came out on top 3-1 in the end, but the two teams were neck and neck throughout the 90mins.

Chelsea 2018

Our 2018 match at Stamford Bridge was eagerly awaited by all in attendance and our Chelsea players certainly didn’t disappoint, providing their watching fans with an 11 goal thriller and a contender for game of the season! The Away team took the honours 5-6, with hat-trick hero Mitch While proving to be the match winner.

Bolton Wanderers 2018

At the Home of Bolton Wanderers, two teams of skilful players walked out onto the hallowed Macron Stadium turf, on what was a fine May evening. The end-to-end game eventually finishing 6-5 to the Whites, with No 6 Sammy Cardwell stealing the headlines with his wonderful 5 goals for the Home side, helping them claim a narrow victory.

Arsenal 2018

Football Aid 2018 at The Emirates had all the ingredients for a great game of football; warm, sunny conditions, a perfect pitch and two fantastic Managers David O’Leary and Pat Rice. The players certainly didn’t disappoint, serving up a feast of football for their fans, with the impressive Home team coming out on top 5-3 in the end.

Birmingham City 2018

Our Birmingham City games have the habit of throwing up great entertainment and this year’s contest was certainly no different, with brilliant goals, fantastic saves and plenty of end to end action for the fans to enjoy. The Home team ran out 4-1 winners in the end, however the Away team pushed them all the way and both teams could be hugely proud of their excellent efforts.

West Brom 2018

Our West Brom players were thrilled to march onto the hallowed Hawthorns turf for the 1st Football Aid contest since 2015 and the game was certainly worth the wait, with the Baggies fans serving up a feast of goals for the watching fans! The Home team ran out 7-1 winners however the game was closer than the score-line suggested.

QPR Game 2 2018

Our 2nd game of the day at Loftus Road was certainly packed with excitement, with the watching QPR fans being treated to a 12 goal thriller! The seesaw encounter could have gone either way, but in the end the match finished in a 6-6 draw, which ensured both teams went home happy.

QPR Game 1 2018

The conditions couldn’t have been better for the start of another fantastic day in association with QPR in the Community Trust. The G1 players certainly didn’t disappoint, serving up 10 goals and plenty of entertainment for the fans in the stands. The Away team ran out 1-9 winners in the end, but both teams contributed hugely towards making it a great experience for all involved. 

Wolves 2018

Friday night football returned to Molineux with the 18th annual Wolves FC Football Aid encounter providing fantastic entertainment for the enthusiastic home crowd! The end to end game could have gone either way, however it was Michael Ryder who proved to be the match winner, with his excellent 73rd minute strike earning his Home side a narrow 3-2 win.

Blackburn Rovers 2018

Our 18th game at Ewood Park was another epic contest, just as we’ve come to expect over the years! David Dunn and Damian Johnson’s battling Home team pushed Kevin Gallacher’s Away team all the way and even came back from a 2 goal deficit to draw level with less than 5mins to go, however 2 late goals from the impressive Away team allowed them to take the honours by a score-line of 3-5.

England Training Day 2018

The 1st UK event of Football Aid 2018 began at 09:30am with players meeting in the Main Hilton Reception. After a quick briefing, the players walked to the Football Centre, changed into their Training Kits and tackled a thorough morning training session. After lunch the players changed into their official England kits, with the Home team coming out on top 5-2!

Chicago Fire 2018

Football Aid history was made at 09:30 am on Saturday, March 24, 2018, as our 1st ever game in the USA kicked off at Chicago Fire’s Toyota Park! The match itself was a close encounter, with the Fire’s Home team just coming out on top 4-1 despite a spirited performance from the Away team. Huge thanks again to the Chicago Fire Foundation for making a dream become a reality. 

Arsenal 2017

A wonderfully entertaining match took place at The Emirates Stadium, the home of Arsenal FC where the pitch was immaculate and the weather was bright, fitting for such a spectacle. The game finished honours even as both sides scored 4 goals apiece with some truly outstanding play shown by the 22 players out on the pitch.

Arsenal 2016

Under the watchful eyes of Arsenal legends Liam Brady and Pat Rice, our Football Aid players played out a thrilling game at Arsenal's state of the art London Colney Training Ground. The Wednesday morning game ended in a 3-5 victory to the Away side in a closely fought battle.

Arsenal 2015

The 2015 game at the Emirates was an enthralling encounter and the watching fans certainly got their monies worth with 8 excellent goals and plenty more action besides. The Home team ran out 5-3 winners, with Matthew Botley's hat-trick proving to be the deciding factor between the teams, however the Away team scored 3 great goals and created plenty of other chances and on another day they might have got more out of the game.

England vs Italy - Salvatore Lepore

A big, huge, thank you for making this possible. Singing “Fratelli d’Italia” at Selhurst Park has been unbelievable.

I can’t remember so good a match since my first at Upton Park in 2012 or Genoa-Samp in 2014. We came as a group so I was expecting we might play well, but most of my friends were surprised that so many good players were on the other team too.

Salvatore Lepore

England vs Italy - Steve Lowe

This was my first time playing in a Football Aid event and I must say my expectations were exceeded. From the upfront communication through to the set up on the day it felt like a really well run operation. What struck me most was the effort you and the team went to make the day special for each person. I will definitely be re-applying.

Steve Lowe

Wolverhampton Wanderers - Matt Barker

Playing at Molineux, the club I love, my daughter mascot, scoring a goal in front of my children, into the stand where we sit every single home game....Dreams became a reality.

All this would not be possible without Football Aid, for that I thank you. 2020 I’ll be back... this time with my eldest son too!

Matt Barker

West Bromwich Albion - Chris Bradley

Just wanted to say thank you for an amazing event at The Hawthorns on Friday (17th May), really was a top day and a great game for everybody concerned.

Just sad my lad didn't get on the score sheet but I'm sure he still enjoyed the experience especially with both his Dad and his Son on the pitch with him.

Chris Bradley

Wales International - Paul Line

An amazing day at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Really well organised and thoroughly enjoyable once again!

Great to meet Ex Wales international Lee Jenkins who was outstanding and a genuinely nice bloke.

Congratulations Football Aid ⚽⚽⚽⚽❤👌🏟.

Paul Line

Wales International - Matthew O'Regan

Thanks to Football Aid for putting on another great event at the Principality Stadium (Millennium) Cardiff. Special thanks to Lee Jenkins for attending and playing for Wales.

Not quite the result we were after against the Rest of the World side. But a great day!!!! Can’t wait for the next one!!

Matthew O'Regan

Swansea City - Tim Lemley

Thanks so much, it was amazing for me and my family! I plan on playing again next year as well. Your team and the Liberty Stadium team were incredible.

Professional and sharp kits, team sheets, schedules...I could go on and on, but walking away with Swansea mud on my boots and paint on my gloves made for an unforgettable experience!

Tim Lemley

Swansea City - Damien Cain

I attended my first ever football game in January 2005, Swansea vs Reading at the Vetch Field. The atmosphere was electric especially when Lee Trundle got near the ball. Roll forward 14 years, I am playing at the home ground of Swansea City (Liberty Stadium) against Lee Trundle! I had an amazing day and thank Football Aid for giving me this wonderful opportunity.

Damien Cain

Sunderland vs Newcastle Utd - Gary Nixon

Just want to say a massive thank you very much.

Myself and my family had a fantastic day at the Stadium of Light on Sunday (19th May).

To play at the Stadium, to Captain the team, to score on the pitch and to beat Newcastle was all just amazing!

Gary Nixon

Stoke City - Ainsley Sackey

A massive thank you to the team at Football Aid and Stoke City Community Trust for another brilliant day.

The day was incredible. A lovely team spirit from all the Home team, it felt like we all knew each other, everyone chipping in to help each other and playing with a Legend says everything about the day.

Ainsley Sackey

Sporting Clube de Portugal - Pedro Ferreira

One word to express my feelings about yesterday´s experience: AMAZING!

Thank you so much for all. As a Sporting Club de Portugal supporter this experience was a dream come true from the meeting point to end.

Pedro Ferreira

Sheff Utd vs Sheff Wed - Danny Kaye

Had an amazing day, the whole experience was so memorable and even though we lost 😫 it was such an honour to represent Sheffield Wednesday and the charity.

The staff were so friendly and helpful and the referee was hilarious. Getting man of the match just topped of my day and given me such a high that I want to experience again and again.  

Danny Kaye

Rotherham United - Kevin Robertson

Thank you for a brilliant day at Rotherham United. One of the best games I have played in.

Brilliant to catch up with a lot of old friends again.

Kevin Robertson

Queens Park Rangers - Ben Tritta

Excellent as always.

It has to be one of the best ones, packed with legends every time and with my girlfriend being a QPR supporter it’s great for her to meet some of the people she idolised from the terraces.

Ben Tritta

Queens Park Rangers - Wayne Power

Fantastic day at QPR every legend was so down to earth and willing to chat or give advice. The club itself is very family oriented as it looked after the family and kids so well.

Overall it was an amazing day the Football Aid staff were top notch as always. Pleasure to play and help Football Aid with its charities.

Wayne Power

Norwich City - Haydn Powlter

I wanted to contact you just to say a massive thanks to you, your team and all at Norwich City FC who made yesterday possible.

Myself and my family had a great day, it was superbly organised and just the best experience I've ever had being involved in football. Both ex-professionals were brilliant and very welcoming from start to finish.

Haydn Powlter

Manchester United - Rik English

Best day of my life! Thank you for organising.

I will never forget celebrating my dad’s 60th birthday; scoring four goals at Old Trafford and playing in the same team as him!

Rik English

Leicester City - John Clark

I just wanted to say thanks again for the outstanding event. On the Football Aid side, you and your staff were amazing and I cannot thank you enough. I plan to attend more of these next year and also encourage some friends to attend as well.

John Clark

Leeds United - Neal Dawson

Just wanted to say a huge thanks to the Football Aid team for putting on an amazing day at Leeds (United) on Monday 20th May.

From start to finish it was a great day, really well organised, and the sun even came out, who would have thought that a 10:00 ko in Leeds would have had a risk of dehydration attached to it!!!

Neal Dawson

Leeds United - Gary Jones

Leeds was great, they really looked after us all. Pitch was in fantastic condition and good to see a few of the regulars again, really entertaining game as well.

They gave us a really nice suite for the presentations and the buffet afterwards was very very nice.

Gary Jones

Everton vs Liverpool - Sammy Kingston

Just want to say thank you for an absolutely wonderful day!! I think that was my dad’s 8th/9th Football Aid match and it certainly was up there as one of the best for him!!

Only my 2nd but it was such a superb day! Great to see blue and red at Goodison Park and play in the first ever derby!

Sammy Kingston

Derby County - Tim Bates

I just wanted to say thanks again for an amazing experience put on by your team. It was my first experience of playing football at a professional stadium and it was absolutely incredible... a day I really will never forget. The whole experience was a pleasure, from signing up for the day to the organisation of shirts to the actual match day. It was very hard to fault!

Tim Bates

Crystal Palace - Lorenzo Tagliani

It has been a fantastic experience. Perfect organization and excellent staff who do great work.

Find your kit in the dressing room, walk on to the field with "Glad All Over" playing and score in front of the Holmesdale Stand, it was unbelievable.

Lorenzo Tagliani

Chelsea - Stuart Lewis

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all at Football Aid for what was genuinely (engagement, marriage and birth of children aside) the best experience of my life on Friday night.

Playing 90mins under the flood lights with Pat (Nevin) and Lee (McCulloch), scoring a pen and getting MotM trophy with my son Jet there as a mascot was truly epic!

Stuart Lewis - Chelsea 2019

Celtic - Gordon Buckley

Please take my greatest praise for the day I had on Thursday (9th May) ay Celtic park.

All your staff on hand during the day were exceptional and I could not fault a single thing! I’d say the day ranked up there along with the birth of my children and wedding day as one of the best days of my life!!

Gordon Buckley

Bolton Wanderers - Dan Johns

Just like to put on record my thanks for all the hard work Football Aid do to get these events on. They are truly special days and one's we will never forget.

I have to comment on John (McGinlay) and Tony (Kelly) (John being my idol!) and say what true gentleman they are. Proud that they are supporters of our great club, and of Football Aid.  

Dan Johns

Blackburn Rovers - Phil Rhodes

An amazing night at Ewood with Football Aid. An absolute pleasure to play alongside super Kevin Gallacher, David Dunn and all the lads.

Thank you to all involved!

Phil Rhodes

Birmingham City - Colin Revell

Many of us dream what it would be like to play for our club. You have a well organised system that creates that very situation and it was great to see all the minor details had been included. It’s also great to see former players (like Lee Carsley) give up their time and come along and join in, adding to the whole occasion.

Colin Revell

Aston Villa - Billy Cliffe

May I thank you and all your team for a fantastic day yesterday, it was a dream come true to be able to play at Villa Park. Just in recovery mode now after picking up a few injuries lol, but they are certainly worth it!

Once again many thanks and I am pleased my money has gone to a good cause.

Billy Cliffe

Arsenal - Rob Norrington

#tbt to one of the happiest and greatest moments of my life, scoring a goal at the home of Arsenal.

So much love to my incredible wife for making it happen as well as my friends and family for supporting me on the day #dreamcometrue #Football Aid

Rob Norrington

Aston Villa - Andrew Balmforth

Yet another fantastic experience at Villa Park. Massive thanks to Football Aid and everyone at Aston Villa FC for making this possible. Also, massive thanks and huge respect to Martin Laursen for giving up his time. It was an honour to share the pitch with such a great player!

Andrew Balmforth

Leeds United - Nick Moss

What a fantastic day I had at Elland Road last Saturday! I always imagined myself playing alongside my heroes on the pitch… but knew it was only a dream, well, through Football Aid, my dream became reality, just being in the changing room, seeing my name on the back of a Leeds shirt, was such a buzz, then running out onto the pitch, it was just unbelievable!!

Nick Moss

Sporting Clube de Portugal - Nuno Costa

The whole experience is unbelievable. Being a Sporting CP fan since I can remember it was a dream come true to play at the Estadio de Alvalade, the same stadium that saw Ronaldo, Nani and other international stars to emerge. The name "Living the Dream" sums it up perfectly.

Nuno Costa

Chicago Fire - Sean Guidera

It was utterly fantastic, something I hadn't thought possible. I watched The Fire play LA Galaxy recently and it was cool seeing Toyota Park in a new light having been lucky enough to play there. My favourite things to do annually, are 1) Go to the U.S. 2) Play in a Football Aid match. For those 2 things to mesh was something special...

Sean Guidera

Chicago Fire - Tim Van Horn

Big thanks to Chicago Fire and Chicago Fire Foundation for having the vision & making the leap of faith to bring Football Aid to the U.S. for the first time ever. Wonderful facilities and even greater people!

Tim Van Horn

Sporting Clube de Portugal - Felipe Guedes

It was a day that certainly I will not soon forget. Playing in the stadium where all my childhood idols played, with that jersey and symbol to the chest was wonderful. Even more, for the cause itself and for being able to help the Fundaçlão Sporting that does such good work. Certainly next year I will be back. Thanks for the opportunity.

Felipe Guedes

Wales International - Andrew Davies

I've always wondered what it would be like to put on the Red of our Country and stand on the field with the national anthem playing. It was the most amazing sporting experience ever. Everything from the pre-match tour, arriving in the dressing rooms to see the kits with our names on them, the national anthem and the awesome match itself was just out of this world.

Andrew Davies

England vs Rep Ireland - Roy Talbot

Thank you for providing me the opportunity to play my FINAL game (at 75) at the Stadium of Light yesterday! It was a pleasure and privilege to be part of such a memorable game and at the final whistle being congratulated by every player, and then on my return to our dressing room receiving a spontaneous ovation will be a lasting memory. 

Roy Talbot

England vs Italy - Andrea Massari

Another great experience with Football Aid again this year, all perfect as always. Congratulations to all of the staff. I hope to repeat this fantastic experience again next year.

Andrea Massari

England Training Day - Scott Burrell

Absolutely loved it. For me it was all about seeing St George’s Park and using the amazing facilities. The way the day was planned was superb, ran really well and overall it was top class. Definitely interested in doing it again next year!

Scott Burrell

Rangers - Scott Dowling

It literally was a dream come true! Never thought I would get to step foot on the pitch, never mind play, win, and score! Walking into the changing room and seeing your shirt hanging there was an amazing feeling. The whole night was absolutely brilliant and I am so glad I did it. Thank you for giving the likes of me the opportunity to 'Live the Dream'.

Scott Dowling

Hibernian - Dale Rankin

Another amazing experience with Football Aid. You guys don't get enough credit for the opportunity you give fans all over the UK (and Europe). See you again next year!

Dale Rankin

Heart of Midlothian - Kevan Wright

Superb day and I loved every moment. Your team are absolutely brilliant at looking after everyone and going out of your way to make the events the best they can possibly be. Thank you once again!

Kevan Wright

Celtic - Derek Spalding

Great day made even more special with 2 of my sons playing at the same time. Our manager Joe Miller was a credit, and he even came up to my lad at the end of the game and told him he was a good player, which has filled him with great pride and confidence. Great bunch of guys, played in the best of spirit and camaraderie, just like the Celtic family. 

Derek Spalding

Aberdeen - Lyndsay Bartlet

Playing with four of my best mates on the Pittodrie pitch and scoring a couple of goals in front of my family made the Football Aid experience one of the best times of my life, which I’m sure any supporter from any club would feel!

Lyndsay Bartlet

West Bromwich Albion - Andy Balmforth

Another great Football Aid day, pitch was in immaculate condition and a happy home team ran out 7-1 winners, though it was a close game for the first 60 mins. Top day with some quality lads, thanks to the lads from Italy who came over and were excellent to play alongside once again. Even got an Italian style celebration at the end!

Andy Balmforth

Swansea City - Robert Green

Swansea was a superb day, great stadium, great game. Lee Trundle was fantastic on the day, as soon as he came in the dressing room he was asking everyone questions, really getting involved, you could tell how much of a legend he was to the Swansea lads in the team.

Robert Green

Sunderland - Carl Terrans

Great day and a great experience today playing the Stadium Of Light with Football Aid. Looking forward to doing the same again next year!

Carl Terrans

Stoke City - Jonny Thomson

Just to say a big thank you once again for organising such a fantastic event. One of the best experiences ever! The venue, the game, the lads, the pitch, the legends, everything was perfect. 100% doing it again next year, I think I might have picked up the bug!

Johnny Thomson

Sheffield Wednesday - Vaughan Lonsdale

Thanks for organising a great day at Hillsborough and raising funds for charity. Another fantastic day out and the excitement never diminishes!

Vaughan Lonsdale

Sheffield United - Gary Corby

NOTHING can compare to FOOTBALL AID. The ultimate all-encompassing sensory overload with a ball you I'll ever encounter. I have played football for nearly all of my 55 years and this was by far the best experience ever, I played the whole match with a smile on my face and to do it with my son was just awesome. You guys are the best!

Gary Corby

Queens Park Rangers - Paul Sissons

Thanks for the usual great, well organised day. An absolute pleasure to be on the same team as Andy Sinton, Lee Cook and Wayne Fereday. Already looking towards next year!

Paul Sissons

Notts County - Dave Hopkin

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. You guys organising did a fantastic job, even the people that came to watch me had great fun too. I definitely intend to get involved again, one of the other players said this can be addictive and I can see how!

Dave Hopkin

Norwich City - Gonzalo Rioja

We’ve come a long way to always finds happiness, joy and football with all Football Aid events. Thanks as always for the effort in putting this together and all other fantastic events.

Gonzalo Rioja

Derby County - Jon Dixon

As always, the Football Aid experience at Derby was a fantastic one - 2 legends, 2 managers and a perfect pitch!

Jon Dixon

Bristol City - Paddy Armstrong

As a football fan and as a player who never really made it at any senior level, the opportunity that you have made available is simply a dream come true with the added bonus of supporting charity. From actually walking into the dressing room and seeing the kit laid out, provision of drinks, access to the players area and to the Legends; simply brilliant!

Paddy Armstrong

Brentford - Tony Griffiths

Thanks to Brentford FC CST and Football Aid for arranging a great, memorable and fun experience at Griffin Park this evening!

Tony Griffiths

Bolton Wanderers - Aaron McGarry

Another great experience at Bolton Wanderers FC, well done everyone at Football Aid – I’ll be back next year!

Aaron McGarry

Blackburn Rovers - Andrew Williams

I was so impressed with all the hard work and time you all put into these games for the many charities you support. Not only did I get to meet 3 of my idols when I was growing up but I also got to play at Ewood Park. Honestly I'm 33 years old and last night I was like a kid at Christmas!

Andrew Williams

Birmingham City - Aidan Peaty

Thanks again, it's not only living out my dream but the money raised goes to some amazing causes which is important too. The whole day is so well organised and made easy for us players and I appreciate all the effort your team put in.

Aidan Peaty

Wolverhampton Wanderers - Matt Barker

Thank you for last night’s game at Molineux, as ever a super experience!! Last night was 5 years in a row for me and after the 1st one I said that would be it, I wanted the experience and I got it but it’s so addictive! Even my children want me to play every year so they can attend too, Wolves is my club, my 2nd home really, so playing at Molineux fulfils every fan's dreams.

Matt Barker

Southampton - Brandon Butt

Absolutely loved it. It’s always been one of my dreams to play at St Mary’s Stadium. And it wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for Football Aid. It was an incredible experience and worth every penny! It was my first time and the staff of Football Aid and players made me feel comfortable and up for it!. Now I have the bug I’ll most certainly be doing this again next year.

Brandon Butt

Newcastle United - Stuart Parkinson

Just like to say a massive thank you to all at Football Aid, you really do pull all the stops out to make it such a special day from the moment you arrive till leaving, just played at my beloved Newcastle United's St James park and after watching from the terraces for over 40yrs to getting the chance of playing on the pitch was a dream come true.

Stuart Parkinson

Manchester United - David Phelan

Thanks for another great day - really well organised as always. Danny Webber was a great addition, a very nice guy and a really good player too. Having Denis Law there brings things to another level too - at one stage I was waiting for a throw-in to be taken when I noticed he was on the sideline watching and it's another of the "pinch yourself" moments from the day!

David Phelan

Manchester City - Byron Carey

The best football experience I have ever had in my life. An absolutely incredible charity, will definitely be back – keep up the great work!

Byron Carey

Liverpool - Adam Bramley

I just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic experience I had playing at Anfield - it was an unbelievable day and all for a fantastic cause. The hospitality provided by you, your team and the club was first class and is something my family and I will always remember (my wife is now a football fan!).

Adam Bramley

Leicester City - Lawrence Louis

Can't say enough how amazing Football Aid is - wish I had known about it 10 years ago. Will be back next year!

Lawrence Louis

Everton - Alex Lewis

Such a dream come true every time you do it - not to mention the fantastic work you guys are doing in the community through charities. Once again, a truly priceless experience. A big thank you to Football Aid for helping us to achieve the dream and for all you do to support the charities.

Alex Lewis

Crystal Palace - Neil Topley

I absolutely loved the experience! Everything I'd asked for was sorted - my own shirt was printed and hanging waiting for me. I'd like to say the Football Aid staff on the day were excellent and spoke very well at the end of the game. This was supposed to be a once in a lifetime experience but I now intend to make it a once a year experience!

Neil Topley

Burnley - Matt Smith

I'd just like to pass on my massive thanks to all involved in making Football Aid as amazing as it possibly could have been. Everything about it was truly perfect, every detail was immense. From walking into the dressing room for the first time, stepping onto the pitch for the game and collecting my MOTM trophy after proceedings are just three examples of a perfect day.

Matt Smith

Brighton & Hove Albion - Nick Pitt

A great day today at Brighton and Hove Albion FC. Fantastic day arranged by Football Aid, topping the day off by getting two goals. Onto next year! 

Nick Pitt

Chelsea - Kevan Makin

Having been involved in football sponsorship over the years, and participated in many hospitality and corporate events. I have to say, that from the start to the finish the event was first class, and an amazing experience. 

Thanks again, and rest assured that I will be telling everyone I know about how good my experience was.

Kevan Makin - Chelsea 2018

Arsenal - Graeme Hawkins

Unreal day playing at the Emirates this morning courtesy of Football Aid. My team won 5-2 and I had the pleasure of being managed by David O’Leary. Great catching up with Pat Rice again too!

Graeme Hawkins