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Football Aid 2016 – The ultimate gift!

4 January 2016

If you're after an extra special present for the Rovers fan in your life this year, why not gift them the ultimate footballing experience, the chance to play on the hallowed turf at Ewood Park!

Blackburn Rovers have once again joined forces with Football Aid - www.footballaid.com - (regarded as the original and best in delivering the ultimate pitch day experience) to offer fans the unique opportunity to play at Ewood Park on Thursday 28th April 2016 (kick-off 7pm), and with proceeds from the game being donated to club nominated charities it won't be just your loved ones who benefit from your generosity.

Football Aid offers the perfect present for the football daft family member - the unrivalled opportunity to experience a matchday in the same way the likes of Grant Hanley, Ben Marshall and Jordan Rhodes do every other week. As a player you'll get the chance to pull on your very own 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 Kevin Gallacher, 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.

Securing your position couldn't be easier, just visit www.footballaid.com and choose the Blackburn Rovers 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 Fri 29th Jan 2016.

Blackburn fan Tommy Pomfret took part in 2015 and told Football Aid all about his experience after the game:

"The magnitude of Football Aid strikes you at different times throughout your experience. It starts by turning your stomach upside down when you arrive at the stadium and realise that you're there to play, not spectate. It raises the hair on your neck when you see your name on the team kit hanging in the changing rooms, alongside former legends of the club. It sends your adrenaline glands into overdrive when you walk down the tunnel and you hear the cheers from friends and family in the crowd. Then it loses you in the moment when you find yourself pumping your fist at the empty stand after your team has scored, as if it was a full house. Finally, it pats' you on the back for helping to raise so much money for charitable causes and those in need. For as long as I can, I will be taking part in this brilliant event."

So if you're keen to surprise a Rovers fan with a unique gift or maybe you fancy treating yourself instead, 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 16,250 football fans the chance to Live the Dream in 614 matches all over the UK, while raising over £2.2M 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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