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Heads Up Shirt Auctions
Ahead of The Heads Up FA Cup Final on 1st August, and following a football season unlike any other, Football Aid are privileged to be working with Heads Together to give fans a chance to bid for unique match worn shirts from the Heads Up Weekends.
Football Aid - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - 9th April
Due to the important health measures currently being taken to deal with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, we were keen to keep our lines of communication open with you in relation to the situation here at Football Aid.
The Big Interview with Andrew Harland
Next up in our series of Meet The Player Interviews we caught up with multiple Goal of the Season nominee (and Southampton fan), Andrew Harland to talk about his Football Aid experiences so far – and reveals his favourite goal.
Football Aid - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
In light of recent developments, we wanted to post an update with regards to the upcoming Football Aid 2020 season and the possible impact of the many measures currently being taken in the football world to deal with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Big Interview with Mike Burke
Next up in our series of Meet The Player Interviews we caught up with Manchester United fan, Mike Burke to chat about his Football Aid experiences so far – including his debut appearance back in 2001.
Erstmals in Deutschland: FCA und Football Aid veranstalten Charity-Spiel für Fans
FCA-Fans, die schon immer einmal auf dem heiligen Rasen der WWK ARENA auflaufen wollten, können sich diesen Traum nun erfüllen.
Football Aid strikes new relationship with FC Augsburg!
Football Aid is proud and delighted to announce a new relationship with Bundesliga side FC Augsburg, with plans to host a charity football match at the iconic WWK ARENA on Saturday 23rd May 2020.
LFC Foundation - LFC Legends 2020 Charity Game Auctions
We're very excited to make 4 x exclusive auction packages available for the upcoming LFC Legends 2020 charity game at Anfield on Sat 28th March!
Football Aid 2020 - Bidding Now Available!
We're excited to announce our Auction Bidding is now live, which means you can now Bid to Play for your Team in Football Aid 2020!
Football Aid 2018 - Goal of the Season Results
With all the goals analysed and the competition entries checked, we’re now able to announce the results of the Football Aid 2018 - Goal of the Season competition!
Football Aid 2020 - A Special Year of Football Awaits!
As we come to the end of 2019, it’s time to look back on those magical moments throughout the past 12 months of another memorable Football Aid campaign,
The Big Interview with Terry Rickeard
Next up in our series of Meet The Player Interviews we sat down with multiple ‘Goal of the Season’ contender Terry Rickeard (and Newcastle United fan) to chat about his Football Aid experiences so far.
Football Aid 2018 - Goal of the Season Competition
Pick the best 3 goals in our #FootballAid18 Goal of the Season competition for the chance to win a free position in #FootballAid20!
COMPETITION: WIN A SIGNED SUNDERLAND AFC HOME SHIRT 18/19!
Keep your eyes peeled for the launch of our Sunderland vs Newcastle United event and be in with a chance of winning a signed Sunderland 2018/19 1st team shirt.
Football Aid 2019/20 kicks-off in style at Wembley Stadium!
On Sunday, 17th November football fans lined up for an entertaining match on the hallowed turf at Wembley Stadium, while helping to raise valuable funds for the mental health charity initiative ‘Heads Together’.
All Roads Lead to Wembley - An Essential Tool kit
Get ready for the opening match of the new Football Aid Campaign by reading our essential tool kit!
The Big Interview with Mark Feehan
Wolves fan Mark Feehan (or “van Feehan” to his sons who changed all the shirt names when they played together in 2019!) sat down with Football Aid to share his experiences from the events so far, and talk us through his ‘wonder goal’ at The City Ground in 2015.
The Big Interview with Robert Thorpe
Robert Thorpe, the ‘Rolls Royce’ of football (as recently nicknamed by former Derby County 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.
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!
Chelsea Sure UK 2019
Football Aid were delighted to be able to partner with Sure UK and their ‘Movement is Everything’ campaign in season 2019. The collaboration allowed Chelsea fans the chance to follow in the footsteps of Sure UK Brand Ambassador Willian and pull on their official kits, walk out the tunnel and play on the hallowed turf on Friday 31st May 2019.
Norwich City 2019
Football Aid returned to Norfolk in May for its annual Norwich City event at Carrow Road. In a tight encounter between a Home side featuring Mike Milligan and the Away side with Adrian Forbes, it was the Home side that emerged 5-4 victors. A spirited effort from the Away side was not enough on a sunny Monday at the home of the Canaries.
It was a busy time at Stamford Bridge, as Football Aid arrived in West London less than a day after Chelsea had defeated Eintracht Frankfurt to head off to the Europa League final. With a new set of Chelsea players out on the pitch on a warm Friday evening, it was a battle to copy the success of their heroes!
Rotherham United 2019
Football Aid rolled into Rotherham for its inaugural event in the South Yorkshire town. It was a very pleasant Tuesday evening at the AESSEAL New York Stadium as an Away team featuring former Miller Andy Monkhouse triumphed 3-1 over Chris Sedgwick and his Home side.
Sunderland vs Newcastle 2019
It was an early morning start at The Stadium of Light in Sunderland as Football Aid hosted our 1st ever Tyne-Wear derby between Sunderland and Newcastle United. A Sunderland side boasting former Black Cat Darren Holloway stole the show on Wearside as the hosts romped to an impressive 11-0 victory, much to the despair of the Magpie faithful in attendance.
There was action bright and early in Liverpool as Football Aid arrived at Goodison Park for a busy day. The first of three games saw an all Everton tie with the Away side coming out 6-1 winners in a comprehensive victory.
Celtic Game 1 2019
It was a fine bright Thursday morning in Glasgow as Football Aid arrived at Celtic Park for the first of its double header day of Celtic games. The first of those lived up to its billing, finishing 5-2 to the Away side after an impressive comeback by the team in White.
Birmingham City 2019
It was a pleasant Tuesday evening at St Andrews’ as Football Aid rolled into the blue side of the city for the annual Birmingham City game. Former Blues Legend and Ireland international, Lee Carsley was on hand to guide the sides throughout and in the end an entertaining game went the way of the Away side, who came from behind to register a 3-1 victory.
Swansea City 2019
Football Aid made the journey to South West Wales for the annual Swansea City game at the Liberty Stadium. After an even first half, it was the Home side featuring Swans legend Lee Trundle who ended the victors. However an 8-4 score line didn’t give the Away side, featuring former Swan David D’Auria, justice for their efforts over the 90mins.
Wales International 2018-19
The opening game of the 2018/19 Football Aid season took place at the Principality Stadium in late November. The contest was certainly a great advert for the beautiful game, with a Rest of the World XI just coming out on top 5-2 in an entertaining encounter against the Wales Home team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leicester City 2017
The 2017 game at the King Power brought the curtain down on another successful Football Aid season and the game certainly had an International feel to it, with fans travelling from as far away as Italy and the USA to play alongside Legends Ashley Chambers & Matt Piper! The game certainly lived up to it's billing with a carnival atmosphere throughout and a Goal of the Season winning strike by Alessandro Dell'Orto!
Man Utd 2017
Our Man Utd players were extremely excited as they arrived at Old Trafford on a bright Monday morning and they certainly channeled all that excitement into their performance, with their watching fans treated to an end to end 13 goal thriller!
It was a very exciting night for all the Chelsea players involved with the 2017 clash being our 1st game at Stamford Bridge since 2008. The players didn't let down their watching fans, providing them with plenty of entertainment throughout the 90mins. In the end it was the Home team who took the honours by 3-0 but the Away team ran them close!
Bolton Wanderers 2017
At the Home of the newly promoted Bolton Wanderers, two teams of excited fans marched out at the Macron Stadium. The Bolton Home team in White and the Bolton Away team in Blue served up an entertaining classic as the game finished 6-4 to the Blues. It was end-to-end stuff with No 11 David Cope of the Away side producing a remarkable goal-scoring display, netting 5 goals as the Away side celebrated an impressive victory.
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.
It was a bright and warm Tuesday morning at the Home of newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion when the two teams walked onto the Amex pitch. They say football is a game of two halves and it proved to be the case in this game. The teams went in at half-time with the score level pegging but come 90 minutes the score line was completely different, with the Away side running out 8-3 winners!
Everton Game 2 2017
A bright and cloudy afternoon on Thursday 18th May was a good metaphor for what transpired on the pitch, where the Home team won by a staggering 16-4, ending the game victors over an Away side which despite the score-line showed plenty of heart and created a lot of chances throughout the game. It was certainly a fantastic game for fans of goals!
Everton Game 1 2017
The sun was shining down on a Goodison Park that was prepared to host a day of entertaining matches. First up were Everton’s G1 player’s, who took to the field both looking for a win, though it was the Home side that came Away from a brilliant contest the victors, after both sides battled and created many chances, the clinical Home side got the goals that were needed.
Man City 2017
The Manchester skies were slightly grey on Wed 17th May when the Etihad Stadium hosted the Football Aid 2017 clash. Despite the dull weather, it was all sunshine and rainbows for the Away side, who edged a thrilling contest 2-4.
The Brentford players in our 1st ever game at Griffin Park were met with grey evening skies when they came out the tunnel on Thu 25th May. However whilst the weather may have disappointed, the game certainly didn’t and a thrilling contest saw the Home side go on to win 6-4, however the Bees were challenged every step of the way by a resilient Away side.
England vs Rep Ireland 2017
The Stadium of Light hosted its 2nd game of the day on a grey Monday 15th May. And the number 15 was, surprisingly, a very telling number for the England side as they put on an unstoppable performance to come out on top against the Republic of Ireland team 15-4, in a fantastic game for any football fan to watch.
Celtic Game 2 2017
It was a bright and welcoming afternoon at Celtic Park on Sunday 14th May and the famous stadium was to be the setting for an 8 goal thriller, which saw some truly superb goals being scored from both sides. In the end the Home side won by the narrow margin of 5-3, but both teams could be rightly proud of their excellent efforts.
Celtic Game 1 2017
It was a pleasant and sunny day on Sunday 14th May, which saw Celtic Park hosting Football Aid games for the 17th straight year, and the action on the pitch didn’t disappoint again, with the Hoops players serving up an enthralling game for the watching fans in the stand. In the end the Away team won a close game 4-5, and it was undoubtedly a hard fought victory.
Derby County 2017
The Football Aid season’s next stop was at the impressive Pride Park, with the home of Derby County hosting a really competitive game. Rams legend Robert Kozluk and his Home side were able to defeat fellow Rams legend Marc Edworthy’s Away team 3-0, but the score line doesn’t tell the full story of an eventful and close game.
Blackburn Rovers 2017
On a sunny Thursday evening in Blackburn, the iconic Ewood Park was host to two sides battling it out in a competitive and entertaining game. With Rovers legend Kevin Gallacher returning to Football Aid 2017 and looking to make it back-to-back wins, it was another Rover legend, Chris Sulley and his Away team who came out on top.
Birmingham City 2017
Tuesday night’s action saw Football Aid players compete under the lights at St Andrew’s Stadium, playing in a tight and closely contested game at Birmingham City’s home ground, with legend Jerry Gill and his Away team grabbing the win in the end against the mighty efforts of legend Darren Carter and his Home side.
England Training Day 2017
The 1st event of the Football Aid 2017 season - the England Training Day at St George’s Park (SGP) - was certainly an action packed day, with the players enjoying a morning training session led by FA coaches on the indoor pitch, a healthy lunch in the England Team Restaurant and an 11-aside game on one of the centre's show pitches!
Everton Game 2 2016
Our 2nd Everton game of the day at Goodison Park serbed up a real treat for our Football Aid players, with 7 Everton Legends all involved in the game, enough for a pretty special 7-aside team! Inspired by the host of Playing Legends and Managers, our Football Aid players played out a thrilling high scoring game, which ended 8-4 to the Home side.
Derby County 2016
Held on a sun-filled morning on Saturday 18th June, our Derby County game at the club’s Moor Farm Training Ground, was the final game of the Football Aid 2016 season and it was a perfect way to bow out, with an open and entertaining contest which saw the Away team take the honours 1-7.
Newcastle United 2016
Bank Holiday Monday saw the Football Aid season continue, bright and early at the home of the Toon Army, St James’ Park. An overcast morning was brightened up by a tense and exciting Football Aid game, which saw the Newcastle United Away side run out 3-5 victors.
Man Utd 2016
One of the most iconic stadiums in world football awaited our Football Aid players on Sunday 29th May as Old Trafford hosted our annual Manchester United event. Played in lovely sunny weather throughout, the hugely entertaining, end-to-end game saw the Home side just hold on for an 8-7 win.
England vs Italy 2016
The 3rd and final Football Aid game at Goodison Park on Tuesday 24th May saw England take on Italy in a special Football Aid International game. It was a special occasion with weather to match and the spectators were treated to a fine game of football, with the visiting Italian team eventually securing a 3-7 victory against their hosts!
Everton Game 1 2016
Tuesday 24th May was a big day for the Football Aid team with 2 x Everton games and an England vs Italy International all scheduled to take place at the iconic Goodison Park. The 1st of 3 games certainly didn’t disappoint, with the Toffees fans witnessing a thrilling, high scoring 3-6 game, played in glorious late spring sunshine.
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.
Celtic Game 2 2016
The 2nd of our two games at Celtic Park exhibited a great attacking performance by the Away side, which saw them come out on top 0-8 against a spirited Home side, under the watchful eye of Celtic Legends Danny McGrain and Joe Miller.
Celtic Game 1 2016
Scottish Champions Celtic FC hosted the 1st of our 2 annual games at the world famous Celtic Park stadium at 10am on Thursday 19th May and the Hoops players certainly served up an action packed encounter for those fans lucky enough to witness it, with the Away team winning 1-4 in the end.
Man City Game 2 2016
When a big event falls on Friday the 13th it would usually be seen as an unlucky omen….But that wasn’t the case for our Football Aid players as they got to Live the Dream in our 2nd Manchester City game of the season at the impressive Etihad Stadium! It was a great occasion for all involved, with the impressive Away team taking the honours on the night 2-9 in a high-paced goal filled game.
Leicester City 2016
There was an extra special atmosphere on Thu 12th May 2016, as our Leicester City players got the opportunity to step out onto the same award winning King Power turf that only 5 days before had been the setting for the Foxes to be crowned Premier League Champions! The fans didn’t disappoint their excited spectators and there was plenty of entertainment for them to enjoy in a high-scoring game that saw the Away side run out 5-8 winners.
Man City Game 1 2016
Our Manchester City games at the Etihad Stadium were spread over two nights this year and the 1st encounter took place at the recently expanded stadium on Thursday 12th May 2016. Game 1 provided plenty of entertainment for the watching fans and despite the efforts of a strong Home side ended in a comfortable 0-5 win for the impressive Away team.
Blackburn Rovers 2016
Our 2016 game at Ewood Park was originally set to take place in late April, however due to an unseasonal snow shower the game was re-arranged for Tue 10th May and the Rovers fans in attendance were delighted that temperatures were a bit more Spring-like for their big game! The rain was falling in Blackburn, but playing conditions were still perfect and we were treated to an entertaining, and extremely close game.
Bolton Wanderers 2016
A wet night was in-store for our players on the evening of Tuesday 10th May with the rain falling steadily at Bolton Wanderers’ Macron Stadium. However the Trotters players didn’t let the weather affect their performance and they put on a high-scoring show for the spectators with the Away team winning 4-7 in a close game.
Aston Villa 2016
One of the UK’s most famous and iconic stadiums, Villa Park, hosted our annual Aston Villa game on the morning of Wed 25th May and our Villa fans certainly lived up to their grand surroundings, serving up a hugely entertaining 4-4 draw played out in a mixture of weather conditions throughout the afternoon.
Birmingham City 2016
Wednesday 4th May saw the Football Aid season continue at Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s stadium, and the Blues fans certainly served up a great game with the Home team managed by Jeff Kenna, edging an action packed encounter 6-5, against Kevin Poole’s Away team.
Everton Game 2 2015
Our 2nd game of the day at Goodison Park was a real thriller with the Home team narrowly edging a fantastic game of football 4-2. A combination of clinical finishing and resolute defending sealed the win for the Home team, however the Away team had their fair share of chances and played their part in making it such a great game to watch for the fans.
Derby County 2015
Due to essential work on the iPro pitch, our Derby County 2015 match was played at the club’s state of the art Training Ground. Despite the change of venue the Rams fans involved still enjoyed the game immensely and provided great entertainment for the watching supporters.
Everton Game 1 2015
The sun was shining when our Everton players stepped out onto the hallowed turf to kick off a big day at Goodison Park, with 2 x Everton games and an England International all set to be played. The Toffees are famed for being a family club, so it was fitting we had exiled Liverpudlians travelling from as far away as Spain and the USA to complete a pilgrimage back home!
Leicester City 2015
After the club’s fantastic end to the season the Foxes fans were in great spirits for our 2015 game at the King Power and the atmosphere under the floodlights was that bit extra special as well. The game itself was a real thriller with the close nature of the game meaning the result was still in the balance until the final stages of the game.
Bolton Wanderers 2015
Our 2015 game at the Macron Stadium provided the watching fans with plenty of entertainment, with 9 goals, chances galore at both ends, some fantastic saves from both keepers and some excellent goal celebrations as well! The impressive Away team ran out 2-7 winners after a high quality team effort in the 2nd half, however the Home team had their moments as well and played their part in what was a great game for the Bolton fans in the stands to enjoy.
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.
Man Utd 2015
Our 2015 game at Old Trafford proved to be another memorable encounter, with the Man Utd players serving up a feast of entertainment for the watching fans in the stands. The game ended 6-2 to the clinical Home team, however the Away team played their part in an enthralling end to end game.
Aston Villa 2015
The playing conditions were perfect when our 2015 players took to the hallowed Villa Park turf, and the watching fans were in for a treat as the Villa players served up a fantastic encounter. The game was end to end stuff and the players maintained a fantastic standard of football throughout and it was only excellent defending and impressive goalkeeping that kept the score-line so low.
Man City Game 2 2015
Our 2nd Man City game of the day at the magnificent City Football Academy was every bit as exciting as the 1st had been, providing the watching fans with 13 goals and a lot more entertainment besides. The end of the game will live long in the memory and will go down as one of the most exciting climaxes we’ve ever seen!
Man City Game 1 2015
Due to the renovation work at The Etihad Stadium our 2015 games with Manchester City were held across the road at the club’s brand new, world renowned City Football Academy. The change of venue didn’t affect the atmosphere though and the players were hugely excited to be some of the 1st to grace the Academy Stadium’s perfect playing surface and state of the art playing facilities.
Wigan Athletic 2015
There was huge excitement in the DW Stadium on the morning of Sun 10th May, as our Wigan Athletic players prepared to kick off the 1st ever Football Aid game at the stadium. The watching crowd weren't to be disappointed and were provided with 12 fantastic goals to cheer!
Celtic Game 2 2015
Our 2nd game of the day at Celtic Park was always unlikely to match the goal-fest from Game 1, and so it proved with the teams finishing tied at 1-1 after 90mins. However despite the lack of goals it was a fantastic end to end game with plenty of chances at both ends.
Celtic Game 1 2015
Our 2015 Celtic Game 1 was certainly one to remember, with an incredible 21 goals being scored during the 90mins. Unfortunately for the Home team they all came at their end… The Home team battled hard throughout and never gave up, however the Away team’s combination of high energy attacking football and rock solid defence never allowed the Hoops a chance.
Birmingham City 2015
As the Blues fans took to the pitch for the 2015 game at St Andrews there was an air of excitement in the air. The atmosphere was electric under the floodlights and the sizable crowd were looking forward to another great BCFC Football Aid game. They weren’t to be disappointed and enjoyed an end to end cracker of a game that somehow finished with just the 1 goal being scored!
Blackburn Rovers 2015
It was a warm and dry evening as the Rovers fans took to the Ewood Park pitch for our 2015 game, and there was an extra special surprise for them when they marched onto the pitch, with the Premier League Trophy on display to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the club’s title winning season. The players were certainly inspired by its presence and proceeded to entertain their enthusiastic fans with an incredible 10 goal thriller of a game!
England International 2015
Monday 20th April was a historic day for Football Aid, as we were delighted to be able to present an England International at Wembley Stadium for the 1st time in association with EE! The match ended 5-3 to the England Home team and the day will live long in the memory for all those involved.
Liverpool Game 3 2014
The weather had been dull and damp all day and things hadn't changed by the time the 3rd Football Aid game at Anfield kicked off. However the poor weather did nothing to dampen the mood at the ground as the players were greatly looking forward to being able to play on such an historic ground as Anfield.
Liverpool Game 2 2014
The 2nd Football Aid 2014 fixture at Anfield was a very close match, dominated by both sets of defenders and their keepers. At full time it was the Away side that got the victory thanks to a brace from Francesco Carnovale and some super saves from keeper Lee Shilton who kept out the Home attackers throughout.
Liverpool Game 1 2014
The 1st of the three Football Aid 2014 fixtures at Anfield was a tasty affair, with 14 goals scored and plenty of entertainment for those watching!
England vs Italy 2014
The 1st ever Football Aid International between England and Italy was played at the Boleyn Ground and there was certainly a fantastic atmosphere for those watching! In the end it was the England players who were to take the honours 6-3 but the visitors certainly pushed them hard all the way.
Crystal Palace 2012
Football Aid 2012 at Selhurst Park proved to be a very tightly contested game in front of an enthusiastic crowd. The two teams struggled to break each other down with the two goalkeepers producing numerous acrobatic saves, but it took two moments of magic from the Away team's Benjamin Wilson and Nick Pitt to make the difference.
Adebayo Akinfenwa - Heads Up
"If my mind's fresh, and my mind's free, my body will follow."
Wycombe Wanderers striker Adebayo Akinfenwa believes that, as a footballer, mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness, and the way to maintain that is to #KickOffAConversation.
Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers)
Wigan Athletic - Christian Pineider
Thanks to everybody, it was an amazing experience and we all had a great time in Wigan!!!
England vs Scotland - Darren McLeod
Totally brilliant day, made even better with a Scotland win and also scoring at the Club I support!
England International - Robert Thorpe
The Thorpe family would like to thank all at Football Aid, EE Wembley stadium, physios and the 4 legends for a superb day at Wembley. To play on the hallowed turf with my Brother and both Sons can`t be taken away, as we know not many footballers get the chance to play there!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 ⚽⚽⚽⚽❤👌🏟.
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!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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!!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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'.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Derby County - Jon Dixon
As always, the Football Aid experience at Derby was a fantastic one - 2 legends, 2 managers and a perfect pitch!
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!
Brentford - Tony Griffiths
Thanks to Brentford FC CST and Football Aid for arranging a great, memorable and fun experience at Griffin Park this evening!
Bolton Wanderers - Aaron McGarry
Another great experience at Bolton Wanderers FC, well done everyone at Football Aid – I’ll be back next year!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!).
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!