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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 football season across Europe, we were keen to keep our lines of communication open with you in relation to the situation here at Football Aid and our unique Live The Dream events.
We are in regular contact with all of our partner clubs, due to the ongoing situation within the football industry, and the uncertainty surrounding the completion of the 2019/20 Season. We are preparing for the eventuality that our events scheduled for April and May will be rescheduled to a later date, with the distinct possibility that some of the rescheduled dates may now be in 2021. We will of course keep all of our players informed by e-mail in the coming weeks as and when we receive more information from our clubs.
If you have any questions we’re more than happy to advise further, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, here is a link to the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice on the NHS website which you may find helpful: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
You can also read advice about mental wellbeing while staying at home here: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/
We look forward to seeing you ‘Live The Dream’ at a Football Aid event in the not too distant future.
Football Aid 2015
Our 2015 game at the DW Stadium was a hugely enjoyable event for all involved and we'd like to say a massive thanks again to our fans for their excellent efforts on the pitch and Legends Neill Rimmer and Joe Parkinson for their fantastic support on the day.
Visit our Newsroom to see Match Reports, Player Stories and a Gallery of Images from our previous games.
History & Background
The Latics were originally welcomed into the Football Aid family in 2005 to host a 'Legends Master Class' at the club's academy and they continued to host training day events up until 2007. Reserve Team Coach at the time, David Lowe and former Wigan winger, David Lee ran the show in 2006, putting fans through the drills, thrills and spills experienced by pro footballers during training sessions, while Lee McCulloch was also onside to stamp his seal of the approval on the event, explaining, "It's great to see others put through their paces for once!".
Thanks to the excellent support of the Wigan Athletic Community Trust we were able to host our 1st ever game at the DW Stadium on the 10th May 2015. The debut game at the stadium featured Latics Legends Neill Rimmer and Joe Parkinson and was a huge success with all the supporters involved.
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.