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Play At The City Ground

23 December 2013

If you're thinking of getting something extra special for the Forest fan in your life this Xmas, why not gift them the ultimate present: a chance to play for their team at the The City Ground.

Nottingham Forest FC have teamed up with Football Aid - - once again to offer fans the unique opportunity to play at The City Ground in 2014, and with proceeds from the game going to club nominated charities it won’t just be your loved ones who benefit this Xmas 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 Lansbury, Reid, Mackie 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 Forest in a never to be forgotten 90 mins of football!
To add to that, the matches at The City Ground have also been supported by a host of fantastic Forest legends in recent years, with the likes of Steve Hodge, Craig Armstrong, Frank Wignall, Peter Grummit, John O'Hare, Jason Lee, Des Lyttle (and many more) all lending their extra special support by playing alongside or managing the fans on their big day.
Securing a position couldn’t be easier, just visit and choose the Nottingham Forest game and then you’ll have two Fixed Price options:

Option 1: Buy Now
- Book a place with a one off payment, or
Option 2: Sponsored to Play - Pay a non-refundable £100 deposit for a place, then pay the remaining balance anytime before the 31st Jan 2014.
Forest fan Stuart Annable played in 2013 and told Football Aid about his experience:
“Just wanted to say I had a fantastic day Saturday, it really was a realisation of a boyhood dream to play at Forest so a big thank you..!! My son was well looked after as the mascot and again a big thank you for the chance to walk out on the pitch with him. The staff were very good and the day well organised, everything went smoothly and no complaints about how the day was run. Nigel Jemson gave a real good account of himself on the pitch. Brilliant day, if my legs stop aching I might even sign up for next year.”
So if you're keen to secure someone a place on their Field of Dreams this festive season, why not visit and book them a position now! 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 Nottingham Forest FC, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.

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