Date: 26th February 2018 at 12:06pm
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How would you like to ‘Live The Dream’ at Ewood Park and take part in a truly memorable 90 minute match on the hallowed turf?

Well now’s your chance as Blackburn Rovers FC have teamed up with Football Aid – www.footballaid.com – to provide fans with the unique opportunity to play at Ewood Park on Thursday 26th April, 2018 (kick-off, 7pm), while raising valuable funds for the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust.

Football Aid have been organising charity games for over 16 years now and are regarded as the original and best in delivering the ultimate pitch day experience. The game offers fans the unrivalled opportunity to experience a matchday in the same way the likes of David Raya, Charlie Mulgrew, Dominic Samuel and the rest of the squad do every other week.

As a player you’ll get the chance to pull on your exclusive personalised Blackburn Rovers 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 Rovers in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football!

To add to that, the matches at Ewood Park have also been supported by a host of fantastic Rovers legends in recent years, with the likes of David Dunn, Kevin Gallacher, Chris Sulley, Damien Johnson, Glenn Keeley, Mark Atkins (and many more) all lending their extra special support by playing alongside or managing the fans on their big day.

Positions are available for Bidding from just £155 and securing a position couldn’t be easier! Just visit www.footballaid.com and choose the Blackburn Rovers game, you’ll then have two options: Opt 1: Bid to Play – Enter your Maximum Bid and if you’re the highest bidder when the position closes you’ll win a place on your Field of Dreams, or Opt 2: Buy Now – Close the auction early and secure your place with a one off payment. Positions close at regular intervals throughout the bidding period, the first of the positions closed on Tuesday 13th February and final positions closing Wednesday 14th March.

Rovers fan Andrew Thornhill took part in 2017 and told Football Aid about his experience after the game:

“Another memorable night at Ewood Park for all those taking part and these matches don’t go well without the incredible hard work that is done by the Football Aid team. Yes, it was a great game of football and as Kevin (Gallacher) said, the away team deserved the win but it was also played in a great spirit from both sets of players. I know I have said many times how it is a great experience to play on Ewood Park but to play alongside ex-players makes it that more special. Both Kevin Gallacher and Chris Sulley were brilliant on the night with us all. I am very thankful to have played yet again and having definitely called it a day last year, I am now planning on game number 10 on Ewood Park and hopefully Nathan (my son) will be with me as well as my brother next year. Thanks again to the team for your enthusiasm and hard work. It is very much appreciated. Live the Dream”.

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 17,800 football fans the chance to Live the Dream in 674 matches all over the UK, while raising over £2.3M for charity. The unique concept was the brainchild of businessman and Football Aid Founder Craig Paterson and funds raised from this year’s event will benefit the work of a charitable project nominated by The Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.

 

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