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Football Aid 2020 – Your chance to play at Bet365 Stadium

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How would you like to ‘Live The Dream’ at Bet365 Stadium and take part in a truly memorable 90 minute match on the hallowed turf?

Well now’s your chance as Stoke City FC have teamed up with Football Aid – – to provide fans with the unique opportunity to create their own piece of club history by playing at Bet365 Stadium, while raising valuable funds for the Stoke City Community Trust at the same time.

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.

As a player you’ll get the chance to pull on your exclusive personalised Stoke City FC 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 “The Potters” in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football!

To add to that, the matches at the Bet365 Stadium have also been supported by a host of fantastic club legends in recent years, with the likes of Terry Conroy, Denis Smith, Carl Beeston, Wayne Biggins, Andy Cooke, Mamady Sidibé, Philip Heath, Amdy Faye, Mike McDonald, Carl Dickinson, Wayne Thomas, Andy Griffin, Gareth Owen, John Ruggiero all lending their extra special support by playing alongside or managing the fans.

Positions are available for Bidding from just £145 and securing a position couldn’t be easier! Just visit and choose the Stoke City game, you’ll then have two options: 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 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, with the first positions closing on Tue 18th February and final positions closing on Fri 13th March.

Ainsley Sackey took part in 2019 and told Football Aid about his experience after the game:

“A massive thank you to the team at Football Aid and Stoke City Community Trust for another brilliant day playing at Stoke City Football Club. The day was incredible. A lovely team spirit from all the Home team it felt like we all knew each other everyone chipping in to help each other and playing with legend says everything about the day. Always nice to be on the winning team but for anyone reading thinking shall I or not bother just see what’s on offer I am hooked on these events. The guys at Football Aid really do take pride in what they do easily approachable and contactable. Thank you once again for the experience at Stoke City”. 

So if you’re keen to secure a place on your Field of Dreams this season, why not visit and sign up today! 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 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 year’s event will benefit the work of a charitable project nominated by the Stoke City Community Trust, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.

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