Newcastle UnitedSt. James' Park
FOOTBALL AID 2020
Due to the important health measures currently being taken to deal with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, and the subsequent impact it has had on the scheduling of the English football season, Newcastle United FC have informed us that they have taken the decision to postpone the 2020 Football Aid event (scheduled for Friday 29th May 2020) at St. James' Park.
We will be in regular contact with the club to discuss all possible dates for the re-arranged game, and we will of course keep all our players informed by e-mail in the coming weeks as we receive more information from the club. Due to the ongoing situation within the football industry, and the uncertainty surrounding the completion of the 2019/20 Season, it may well be the case that the rearranged date will be in 2021.
If you weren't able to secure a position originally and would like to receive updates about the re-scheduled game, then please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Read more
Football Aid 2016
Our 2016 game at St James' Park was a hugely enjoyable event for all involved and we'd like to say a massive thanks again to all our Magpies fans for their excellent efforts on the hallowed turf.
You can check out Match Reports from our previous games below and official photographs in our Image Gallery.
Background & History
Newcastle United joined the Football Aid family in 2001 and soon afterwards we were honoured to announce their Manager at the time - Sir Bobby Robson - would be our 1st ever Patron. The ex-England Manager was a massive influence in our early growth and Sir Bobby even found time in his incredibly busy schedule to make a surprise appearance at our 2003 game! The hugely popular local hero went on to create the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and received a number of posthumous honours when he passed away in 2009.
Over the years we've also been extremely fortunate to have the support of a number of other Magpies Legends, with Peter Beardsley, Bobby Moncur, Mick Martin, Kenny Wharton, John Anderson, John Carver, Alan Shoulder, Joe Allon and Ian Bogie all helping to thrill the ever excitable St James' faithful with their presence at our games.
Football Aid could certainly be described as a game of two halves. On one side we’re fulfilling fans’ lifelong ambitions to grace the hallowed turf at the club they support. At the same time, we’ve raised significant funds for a host of charity and community projects on a regional, national and international scale. This perfect balance is changing lives, making dreams come true and benefiting the beautiful game. To learn more about Football Aid and our parent charity Field of Dream please visit our About Us page.