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Football Aid 2016 - The ultimate Xmas gift

22 December 2015

If you're after an extra special Christmas present for the Blades fan in your life this year, why not gift them the ultimate footballing experience, the chance to play on the hallowed turf at Bramall Lane!

Sheffield United have once again joined forces with Football Aid - - (regarded as the original and best in delivering the ultimate pitch day experience) to offer fans the unique opportunity to play at Bramall Lane in 2016, and with proceeds from the game being donated to club nominated charities it won't be just your loved ones who benefit from your generosity this Xmas.

Football Aid offers the perfect present for the football daft family member - the unrivalled opportunity to experience a matchday in the same way the likes of Jay McEveley, David Edgar, Billy Sharp and co do every other week. As a player you'll get the chance to pull on your very own exclusive personalised Sheffield United 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 Blades in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football!

To add to that, the matches at Bramall Lane have also been supported by a host of fantastic Blades legends in recent years, with the likes of Tony Currie, Carl Bradshaw, David Holdsworth, Georges Santos and Mark Todd (and many more) all lending their extra special support by playing alongside or managing the fans on their big day.

Securing your position couldn't be easier, just visit and choose the Sheffield United game and then you'll have two Fixed Price options: Option 1: Buy Now - Book your place with a one off payment, or Option 2: Sponsored to Play - Pay a non-refundable £100 deposit for your place, then pay the remaining balance anytime before Fri 29th Jan 2016.

Blades fan Adrian Landers took part in a previous year and told Football Aid all about his experience:

"Just to say thank you for a fantastic night at Bramall Lane, and thank you for the trophy (which I have looked at every 3 hours since receiving!), and thank you for the kind words before I received the Moment of the Match trophy. I keep trying to believe it really happened but I haven't succeeded yet! I didn't think it possible to have a better night at Bramall Lane than the one I had for the Football Aid game in 2008 but last week was indeed even better.

"Everything was top class (apart from my finishing...). The organisation, the Legends, the ceremony afterwards, I could list everything that I saw from when I turned up to when I walked out to the car park in a state of joy and shock at the end of the night! To put it simply, what a great night that was! I will write more feedback when I finally believe it happened!"

So if you're keen to surprise The Blades fan on your gift list with a unique Christmas present this year or maybe you fancy treating yourself instead, why not visit and sign up today! If you'd like any additional information, you can email Football Aid at, call on 0131 220 5999, post on their Facebook page: or send a tweet to @FootballAid.

Since forming in 2001 Football Aid have 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. 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 Sheffield United Community Foundation, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid's parent charity Field of Dreams.

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