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Football Aid 2014

Posted: Mon 10 Feb 2014
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Play At Bloomfield Road

How would you like to Live Your Dream of running out at Bloomfield Road alongside a Blackpool Legend and taking part in a 90 minute match on the pitch?

Well, now's your chance as Blackpool FC have once again joined forces with Football Aid - www.footballaid.com - to give fans the opportunity to play at Bloomfield Road on Sunday 18 May and raise valuable funds for charity at the same time.

Football Aid offers Blackpool fans the unique opportunity to experience a matchday in the same way the likes of Thomas Ince, Angel Martinez and Kirk Broadfoot do every other week.

Players will gain exclusive access to the pitch and tunnel areas, pull on their own personalised shirt in the official changing rooms, walk down the tunnel to the sound of a cheering crowd and step out on the pitch and represent The Seasiders in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football!

To add to that, the matches at Bloomfield Road have also been supported by a host of fantastic former Blackpool players in recent years, with the likes of Derek Spence, Terry Pashley, John Hills, Jamie Milligan, Ciaran Donnelly, Marc Joseph (and many more) all lending their extra special support by playing alongside or managing the fans on their big day.

Positions are now available in our auction bidding and securing a position couldn’t be easier, just visit www.footballaid.com and choose the Blackpool FC game. You’ll then have two options: 

Option 1: Bid to Play - Enter your maximum bid and if you're the highest bidder when the position closes, you'll secure your place.
Option 2: Buy Now - Close the auction early and secure your place with a one-off payment online. Positions close at regular intervals until Tuesday 12 March. Opening bids start from just £170.

Blackpool fan Stephen Eckersley (55) played in 2013 and told Football Aid about his experience:

“I lasted 20 minutes at Bloomfield Road but every minute will be a memory for the rest of my life. A big thank-you to the Football Aid team. The legends were fantastic, especially John Hills who kept shouting "Push on Eckers". Considering I'd never met any of my team before - except the goalkeeper - we seemed to all get on pretty well before and during the match. To play at Blackpool FC was a dream come true and Football Aid made it happen for me.”

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! Alternatively 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 14,000 football fans the chance to Live the Dream in 535 charity matches all over the UK. The unique concept was the brainchild of businessman and Football Aid Chairman Craig Paterson and funds raised from this year's events will benefit the work of the Blackpool FC Community Trust, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.