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Football Aid 2017 - Bid to play at Ewood Park!

13 February 2017

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How would you like to 'Live The Dream' at Ewood Park on Thursday 4th May 2017 (kick-off 7pm) and represent Rovers 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 - - to provide fans with the unique opportunity to Bid to Play at Ewood Park in 2017, while raising valuable funds for charity at the same time.

Football Aid have been organising charity games for over 15 years now and are regarded as the original and best in delivering the ultimate pitch day experience. The game offers Rovers fans the unrivalled opportunity to experience a matchday in the same way the likes of Jason Steele, Jason Lowe, Craig Conway, Sam Gallagher and the rest of the squad 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 David Dunn, 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. 

Positions are now available for Bidding from just £155 and securing a position couldn’t be easier, just visit and choose the Blackburn Rovers game. You will then have two options: Option 1: Bid to Play - Enter your Maximum Bid and if you're the highest bidder when the position closes you'll win your place on your Field of Dreams, or Option 2: Buy Now - Close the auction early and secure your place with a one off payment online. Positions close at regular intervals throughout the bidding period (Fri 20th Jan - Wed 15th Mar), with the first batch of positions closing on Tue 14th Feb. 

Blackburn fan Oliver Clark took part in 2016 and told Football Aid about his experience after the game:

"I really enjoyed the game and it was great to play alongside Kevin [Gallacher] again and Mr Blackburn David Dunn! Kevin and the Football Aid staff were great as always and David Dunn was great and really engaged with the other players making for an even better experience. The games and the experience gets better each and every year and great to see several lads from previous games as well. The newly designed home dressing room with the player’s pics look awesome!  I have set myself an ambitious target to be the oldest player to play in a Football Aid game! So potentially could have another 25 years in me. See you next year!"

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 17,000 football fans the chance to Live the Dream in 645 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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