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BT have once again shown magnificent support and joined forces with Football Aid, allowing football fans the opportunity to represent their country and play on the hallowed turf at the magnificent Hampden Park National Stadium in 2013.
Our magical events allow Scotland supporters to ‘Live the Dream’ in an authentic match day experience. 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 ultimately step out on to the hallowed turf and represent their nation in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football.
The matches have also been supported by a host of Scottish legends, with the likes of Danny McGrain, John Collins, Paul Lambert, Scott Booth, Gary McCallister, Pat Nevin, and many more all lending their valuable support in recent years, by playing alongside or managing the supporters in the hugely enjoyable matches at Hampden Park.
Securing your position couldn’t be easier, just visit www.footballaid.com and choose your club, then you’ll have two ways to secure your Fixed Price position: Option 1: ‘Buy Now’ - Our quickest and most popular option, or Option 2: ‘Sponsored to Play’ - Pay a non-refundable £100 deposit to secure your position and then simply pay off the remaining balance anytime before 25th January 2013.
So if you're keen to secure your place on your Field of Dreams this season, why not visit www.footballaid.com today to make sure you're part of the team! Alternatively if you’d like any additional information, you can call Football Aid on 0131 220 5999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Football Aid celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2010 and have allowed over 13,090 football fans the chance to “Live the Dream” in more than 501 matches. They are a groundbreaking organisation which generates funds annually by hosting charity football matches at iconic stadiums all over the UK. The unique concept was the brainchild of businessman and Football Aid Chairman Craig Paterson and funds raised from the event will benefit the work of a charitable project nominated by the club, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.
Raise a £million for Oor Kids
Kiltwalk 2013 announced, and look who's helping?
The Kiltwalk's plans for 2013 were announced on Sunday 16th Sept and there was no shortage of exciting news.
The Sunday Post was announced as a main sponsor, kicking off their campaign with a special Kiltwalk edition of the newspaper featuring Oor Wullie in a kilt, Spud the Piper on the back cover and a Kiltwalk story in Oor Wullie's cartoon strip.
3 events were announced in 2013, including a new Edinburgh Kiltwalk starting and finishing at Murrayfield Stadium. The dates are:
- Hampden to Loch Lomond, Sunday 21st April
- Edinburgh Kiltwalk, Sunday 19th May
- Speyside Kiltwalk, Sunday 1st September
Yorkhill Children's Foundation and Sick Kids were both added as core charity partners, Yorkhill taking a share of the Hampden proceeds and Sick Kids in Edinburgh.
And finally, Scotland manager Craig Levein and Real Radio's Cat Harvey were the first to sign up for Hampden to Loch Lomond!
In 2012 over 1,500 people took part raising over £360,000....with your support we can raise £1m in 2013. Sign up at www.thekiltwalk.co.uk
Message from Scotland Supporters' Club
SCOTLAND are on their way to Wembley for the first time since the famous 1-0 win against England in 1999.
The Scottish FA is delighted to announce that Craig Levein’s squad will resume the Auld Enemy rivalry on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 as part of The Football Association’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
Don Hutchison was the goalscoring hero the last time Scotland took on England, in the UEFA Euro 2000 play-off. Now, as part of preparations for the second half of FIFA World Cup Qualifying Group A, Scotland will play in the refurbished Wembley Stadium for the first time.
The National Team Coach, Craig Levein, believes his squad will relish the challenge of this historic fixture.
He said: “For any Scotland supporter, player or coach, Scotland versus England is the ultimate contest: it really is as good as it gets. I am thrilled that we have reached agreement with The FA to play at Wembley as part of their 150th Anniversary celebrations and I am sure the supporters will be there in their tens of thousands.
“Our match against Brazil at the Emirates Stadium in London last year was a tremendous spectacle and I was overwhelmed by the support we had that day. This is an even more mouth-watering prospect for all concerned and the players will be desperate to record another famous victory at Wembley.
“It will also be the best test possible before we resume our FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign next year.”
Roy Hodgson, England National Team Coach, added:
“I am privileged to be manager of England at UEFA Euro 2012 and it will be another huge honour to lead our nation out against our oldest rivals. For us, England v Scotland is one of the finest fixtures in international football and I know what this game means to both sets of supporters.
“It will be a fitting part of The FA’s 150th anniversary celebrations and the supporters, the team and my coaching staff all look forward to welcoming Scotland to Wembley Stadium next year.”
England and Scotland are international football’s oldest opponents. They met in the first official match ever played.
The original staging of this fixture took place at the ground of the West of Scotland Cricket Club at Partick, on Saturday, 30 November 1872. In the previous month The FA Committee had formally agreed to send a representative team, “in order to further the interests of The Association in Scotland”.
Bell’s Life saw it as “one of the jolliest, one of the most spirited and most pleasant matches that has ever been played according to Association rules”. There was a crowd of nearly 4000 and it finished in a 0-0 draw.
The teams have now met on 110 occasions. England has won 45 times, Scotland 41 times and there have been 24 draws.
Scotland’s ‘Wembley Wizards’ were 5-1 winners in 1928 but an England side defeated Scotland 9-3, also at Wembley, to clinch the British Championship trophy in 1961. A colossal attendance of 149,547, still a British record, saw Scotland win 3-1 at Glasgow’s Hampden Park in 1937.
Details on how supporters can roar Scotland to victory at Wembley will be confirmed shortly, with exciting packages that will guarantee your visit to Wembley and your unique seat for all Scotland’s home matches in FIFA World Cup Qualifying Group A against Croatia, Serbia, Belgium, Macedonia and Wales.