Football Aid returns to Villa Park


Every year, I receive an email from Football Aid asking me to promote their event and, as always, I am happy to help where I can. What better way to spend a day than to live your dream while also helping a charity?




Here is the press release:

How would you like to ‘live the dream’ by running out at Villa Park and taking part in a truly memorable ninety minute match on the hallowed turf?

Well, now’s your chance! Aston Villa Football Club has once again joined forces with Football Aid – – the original and best when it comes to these events – to provide fans with the opportunity to create their very own piece of club history by playing at Villa Park in 2015 while at the same time raising valuable funds for charity.

Football Aid offers Villa fans the unique opportunity to experience a match day in the same way the likes of Gabriel Agbonlahor, Ron Vlaar, Brad Guzan and company do every other week. As a player, you’ll get the chance to pull on your very own, exclusive personalised Aston Villa 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 full kit and represent your team in a never to be forgotten ninety minutes of football!

To add to that, the matches at Villa Park have also been supported by a host of fantastic Villa legends in recent years, with the likes of Martin Laursen, Gavin McCann, Tony Morley, Shaun Teale, Lee Hendrie, Mark Kinsella, Gary Shaw, Mark Walters (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 and choose the Aston Villa game and then you’ll have two fixed price options:

Option 1: Buy Now – Book your place with a one off payment;

Option 2: Sponsored to Play – Pay a non-refundable £100 deposit for your place then pay the remaining balance anytime before Fri 30th January 2015.

Aston Villa fan Scott Whensley took part in 2014 and told Football Aid about his experience after the event:

“As always, the experience was amazing. The Football Aid staff were as good as ever and a special thanks as always to Beanie, the physio. Every year she’s patched me up – an amazing lady. The legends we had were outstanding on the pitch and genuinely nice guys throughout. For Martin Laursen to fly in especially on the day to play and then fly straight back to Denmark after the games tells you what a special bloke he is. The pitch once again was perfect… In closing, a fantastic experience as always.”

So if you’re keen to secure a place on your field of dreams this season, why not visit and sign up today? Alternatively, if you’d like any additional information, you can call Football Aid on 0131 220 5999, e-mail, post on the Facebook page – – or send a tweet to @FootballAid.

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