Play at the Cottage

Tuesday 16 April 2002

The final whistle has blown on national bidding for this year's Football Aid - and big-hearted Fulham fans have been splashing out hundreds of pounds to help raise money for good causes.

Fans have been bidding on the Football Aid website www.footballaid.com for one of the chances to pull on the Fulham jerseys and play on their field of dreams at Craven Cottage and their passion for the team is helping to raise hundreds of pounds for Football Aid's chosen charities.

Officially endorsed by the FA, the FA Premier League and the Nationwide League in England, and the SFA, Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League in Scotland, Football Aid is a unique charity venture which offers supporters all over the country the opportunity to follow in their idols' footsteps and play on the turf graced by their favourite team.

Fifty of the top clubs in England and Scotland have given over their stadia to Football Aid, which has internationally respected manager Bobby Robson as its patron.

Dozens of well-known football figures will be lending their support to Football Aid to captain the fans' teams. Liam Brady, Robbie Earle, Peter Beardsley, Paul McStay, Brian Robson and Terry Butcher are among the football heroes who will be taking to the fields to lead the supporters out of the tunnels.

The game is being held on 29 April at 7.30pm. Some places are still up for grabs at Fulham. Fans should contact Football Aid at info@footballaid.com or telephone them on 0131 220 5999.