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Football Aid 2014: Your chance to play at the Madejski Stadium

Over the past couple of seasons we've been happy to lend our support to Football Aid, who gives fans the chance to play in Reading colours at the Madejski Stadium supported by former Royals players, all in the name of a good cause. Today we can announce the launch details for this year's campaign.

How would you like to Live Your Dream of running out at the Madejsk alongside a Reading Legend before taking part in a 90 minutes match on the hallowed turf?

Well now's your chance as Reading FC have once again joined forces with Football Aid to give fans the opportunity to play at the Madejski in 2014 and raise valuable funds for charity at the same time.

Football Aid offers Reading fans the unique opportunity to experience a matchday in the same way the likes of Hal Robson-Kanu, Adam Le Fondre, Alex Pearce 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 pitch and represent The Royals in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football!


To add to that, the matches at the Madejski have also been supported by a host of fantastic Reading legends in recent years, with the likes of Michael Gilkes, Mick Gooding, Lawrie Sanchez (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 Reading 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 the 31st Jan 2014.

So if you're keen to secure a place on your Field of Dreams this season, why not visit and sign up today! 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 country. 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 Reading Community Trust, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid's parent charity Field of Dreams.