Football Aid 2020 – Your chance to play at The Hawthorns

How would you like to ‘Live The Dream’ at The Hawthorns and take part in a truly memorable 90 minute match on the hallowed turf?

Well now’s your chance as Football Aid – – are offering fans the unique opportunity to create their own piece of club history by playing at The Hawthorns on Friday 15th May 2020 (KO 10am), while raising valuable funds for charity at the same time.

As a player you’ll get the chance to pull on your exclusive personalised WBA FC 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 “The Baggies” in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football!

Football Aid have been organising charity games for over 18 years now and are regarded as the original and best in delivering the ultimate pitch day experience.

To add to that, the matches at The Hawthorns have also been supported by a host of fantastic club legends in recent years, with the likes of Daryl Burgess, Ally Robertson, Bob Taylor, Richard Sneekes, Bernard McNally, Graham Williams, Stan Jones, Nicky Cross, Micky Fudge, Steve MacKenzie, Craig Shakespeare, Ian Hamilton, Derek Statham, Joe Mayo and the late Cyrille Regis all lending their extra special support by playing alongside or managing the fans on their big day.

Positions close at regular intervals throughout the bidding period, with the first positions closing on Tue 18th February and final positions closing on Fri 13th March.

Positions are available for Bidding from just £155 and securing a position couldn’t be easier! Just visit and choose the West Brom game, you’ll then have two options: 1) Bid to Play – Enter your Maximum Bid and if you’re the highest bidder when the position closes you’ll win a place on your Field of Dreams, or 2) Buy Now – Close the auction early and secure your place with a one off payment.

WBA fan Chris Bradley took part in 2019 and told Football Aid about his experience:

“Just wanted to say thank you for an amazing event at The Hawthorns on Friday (17th May), really was a top day and a great game for everybody concerned. Was pleased to get a bit of extra game time due to injuries, just sad my lad didn’t get on the score sheet but I’m sure he still enjoyed the experience especially with both his dad and his son on the pitch with him. Nice gesture with the medals for the mascots too, well done there. Take care and I’m sure I’ll see you soon at another match. Best wishes”.

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 19,500 football fans the chance to Live the Dream in 738 matches all over the UK, Europe and USA, while pledging over £2.4M 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 Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.

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