Moussa Sissoko

If you're thinking of getting something extra special for the Newcastle United fan in your life this Christmas, why not gift them the ultimate present: a chance to play for their team on the hallowed St. James' Park turf!

Newcastle United Foundation has teamed up with Football Aid - - to once again offer fans the unique opportunity to play at St. James' Park in 2014, and with proceeds from the games going to the Newcastle United Foundation it won't just be your loved ones who benefit this Christmas either.

Football Aid offers the perfect present for the football daft family member - the opportunity to experience a matchday in the same way the likes of Yohan Cabaye, Fabricio Coloccini, Moussa Sissoko 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 hallowed turf in a never to be forgotten 90 mins of football!

To add to that, the matches at St. James' Park have also been supported by a host of fantastic Magpies legends in recent years, with the likes of Football Aid ambassador Peter Beardsley, Bob Moncur, John Carver, Kenny Wharton, Mick Martin, John Anderson 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 Newcastle United games and then you'll have two Fixed Price options:

Option 1: Buy Now - Book your place with a one off payment
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.

Newcastle United fan Graeme Murray played at St James Park in 2013 and told Football Aid about his experience.

"I truly had an amazing day," he said.

"I was so chuffed when I scored my first goal and if I'm honest that would have been enough for me and that's why I gave the penalty to my brother-in-law so he could have his moment like I had mine.

"To be named man of the match and get a match ball was just truly magical and a dream come true. I paid a lot of money for the game but it truly lived up to my expectations and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to live the dream."

So if you're keen to secure a place on your the pitch 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 UK, with over £2million being paid out or designated as payable to charities in the 12 years since.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 Newcastle United Foundation, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid's parent charity Field of Dreams.