How would you like to step onto the pitch at the City Ground and take part in an unforgettable 90-minute match on the hallowed turf? Now’s your chance…
Nottingham Forest have once again joined forces with Football Aid to provide fans with the unique opportunity to create their very own piece of club history by playing at the City Ground in 2016, while raising valuable funds for charity at the same time.
Football Aid — now celebrating its 15th anniversary — offers Forest fans the unrivalled opportunity to experience a matchday in the same way the likes of Dorus de Vries, Matt Mills and Henri Lansbury do every other week. As a player you’ll get the chance to pull on your very own exclusive, personalised Nottingham Forest 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 Forest in a never-to-be-forgotten 90 minutes of football.
To add to that, the matches have also been supported by a host of fantastic Forest legends in recent years, with the likes of Steve Hodge, Craig Armstrong, John O’Hare, Jason Lee and Des Lyttle (and many more) all lending their extra special support by playing alongside or managing the fans on their big day.
Forest fan Josh Clifford, who took part in 2015, said: “As a season ticket holder and lifelong fan it really was a dream come true – there is no other way to describe it. From arriving in the players car park to seeing my shirt hanging up and eventually walking out of the tunnel, everything was as I imagined if not better (and this is a born striker playing right-back for 45 minutes).
“It was run so well and in a very friendly and welcoming way – this is another huge reason on a very long list for wanting to come back next year. John McGovern was around before and after which was a nice touch, and I think it is fair to say he is a legend. If Carlsberg did Tuesdays… they probably wouldn’t be able to top what Football Aid did!”
So if you’re keen to secure a place on your Field of Dreams this season, why not visit footballaid.com and sign up. If you’d like any additional information, you can call Football Aid on tel: 0131 220 5999, e-mail: [email protected], post on their Facebook page: facebook.com/footballaid or send a tweet to @FootballAid.
Since forming in 2001, Football Aid has 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.