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Play at The City Ground with Football Aid

9 March 2015

Nottingham Forest fans can bid to play at The City Ground to raise money for Football Aid.

Supporters who secure a place in the team for the 90-minute match on Tuesday 19 May (kick-off 10am) will don their very own Forest kit, complete with name and number, before walking out of the tunnel and on to the hallowed turf of The City Ground.

They will also be in good company, with the likes of Steve Hodge, Craig Armstrong, Frank Wignall, Peter Grummit, John O’Hare, Jason Lee and Des Lyttle all lending their support by playing alongside or managing the fans in previous years.

It couldn’t be easier for supporters to bid for a place on the team. Visit, choose the Nottingham Forest match and select either of the following options:

- Bid to play
- Enter your maximum bid and, if you’re the highest bidder when the position closes, you’ll win your place in the team
- Buy now
- Close the auction early with a one-off online payment

Positions close at regular intervals until Thursday 5 March, with opening bids starting from only £165.

Forest fan Matt Thompson, who took part in last year’s match, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my whole day out and couldn't think of a better way to finish my career than at the place I always dreamed of playing.

“After a hip replacement and at nearly 52 years old I was so pleased to play 90 minutes.”

For more information, visit, call 0131 220 5999, email, visit or send a tweet to @FootballAid.

Since forming in 2001, Football Aid have allowed over 15,300 football fans the chance to Live the Dream in 578 matches all over the UK, while raising over £2.1million for charity. The unique concept was the brainchild of businessman and Football Aid chairman Craig Paterson and funds raised from this year's event 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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