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Football Aid 2020 – Your chance to play at St. Andrew’s!

Former Blues midfielder Lee Carsley at last year's event.
Former Blues midfielder Lee Carsley at last year's event.

What is important for this once in a lifetime experience is all monies raised go to a variety of suitable charities. It was a very special day, not one I will ever forget.

Blues fan Colin Revell

How would you like to 'Live The Dream' at St. Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium and take part in a truly memorable 90 minute match on the hallowed turf?

Well now's your chance as Birmingham City FC have once again teamed up with Football Aid - www.footballaid.com - to provide fans with the unique opportunity to create their own piece of club history by playing at St Andrew’s, whilst raising valuable funds for the BCFC Community Trust.

Football Aid have been organising charity games for over 18 years now and are regarded as the original and best in delivering the ultimate pitch day experience. The game offers Blues fans the unrivalled opportunity to experience a matchday in the same way the likes of Lee Camp, Harlee Dean, Ivan Sunjic, Lukas Jutkiewicz and the rest of the squad do every other week.

As a player you'll get the chance to pull on your exclusive personalised Birmingham City replica shirt in the official changing rooms, experience the thrill of walking down the tunnel to the sound of a cheering crowd and step out onto the hallowed turf proudly sporting your official playing kit and represent Blues in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football!

To add to that, the matches at St. Andrew’s have also been supported by a host of fantastic Blues legends in recent years, with the likes of Kevan Broadhurst, Geoff Horsfield, Jeff Kenna, Lee Carsley, Dele Adebola, Darren Carter, Maik Taylor, Robert Hopkins, Kevin Poole, Jerry Gill (and many more) all lending their extra special support by playing alongside or managing the fans on their big day.

Securing your position couldn’t be easier, just visit www.footballaid.com and choose the Birmingham City game and you’ll then have two Fixed Price options: Option 1: Buy Now - Book your place with a one off payment, or Option 2: Sponsored to Play - Pay a non-refundable £100 deposit for your place, then pay the remaining balance any time before Friday 31 January 2020.

Blues fan Colin Revell took part in 2019 and told Football Aid about his experience after the game: “A huge thanks to Football Aid and Birmingham City FC for organising the event on Tuesday 30 April, 2019 between a 'home' team and an 'away' team from Birmingham City supporters. Many of us dream what it was 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 finer details had been included. It was great to see all the players took the game very seriously and played the game in a very fair sporting manner. It was great of Lee Carsley to give up his time and join in adding to the whole occasion. Supporters, players and mascots are all well looked after, and I am sure thoroughly enjoyed the experience using the corporate facilities that were made available. What is important for this once in a lifetime experience is all monies raised go to a variety of suitable charities. It was a very special day, not one I will ever forget. It will be an honour to hopefully return next year.”

So if you're keen to secure a place on your Field of Dreams this season, why not visit www.footballaid.com and sign up today! If you’d like any additional information, you can call Football Aid on tel: 0131 220 5999, e-mail: info@footballaid.com, post on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/footballaid or send a tweet to @FootballAid.

Since forming in 2001 Football Aid have allowed over 19,500 football fans the chance to Live the Dream in 738 matches all over the UK, Europe and USA, while pledging over £2.4M for charity. The unique concept was the brainchild of businessman and Football Aid Founder Craig Paterson and funds raised from this season’s event will benefit the work of a charitable project nominated by the Birmingham City FC Community Trust, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.

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