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The perfect Christmas gift

Posted: Wed 04 Dec 2013

Football Aid

Why not gift the ultimate present to the special Bluenose in your life - a chance to play for their team on the hallowed St. Andrew's turf?

Birmingham City FC have teamed up with Football Aid - - once again to offer fans the unique opportunity to play at St. Andrew's in 2014, and with proceeds from the game going to club nominated charities it won’t just be your loved ones who benefit this Christmas either.

Football Aid offers the perfect present for the football daft family member - the opportunity to experience a matchday in the same way the likes of Paul Robinson, Chris Burke, Darren Randolph and co 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 hallowed turf and represent Blues in a never to be forgotten 90 mins 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 Ian Atkins, Ian Clarkson, Martin O'Connor, Jeff Kenna, Nicky Eaden, Kevin Francis, Joe Gallagher, Noel Blake, Graham Hyde, Jerry Gill, Kevan Broadhurst (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 Birmingham City game and then you’ll 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 anytime before the 31 Jan 2014.
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Birmingham City fan Tony Sewell played in 2013 and told Football Aid about his experience:

“Thanks for a great day again at St. Andrews, Scoring for Birmingham City was like a dream come true! Charity really begins at home. Roll on August!”

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 tel: 0131 220 5999, e-mail:, post on their Facebook page: 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, with over £2M being paid out or designated as payable to charities in the 12 years since. 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 a charitable project nominated by Birmingham City FC, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.

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