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How To Organise A Charity Football Match

Have you seen a great and worthy cause that you really want to help? Why not organise a charity football match to get the community involved and raise some funds? It’s a great way to get players and spectators to pitch in together and enjoy themselves, whilst also collecting money for those who need it or a cause that’s close to your heart.

Find A Venue 

Once you’ve picked a date, start looking for venues. Most football pitches get booked up in advance, so make sure you enquire early. Get in touch with the local council for public spaces, such as parks, or you could try and hire a commercial football pitch. If you’re looking at hiring a private venue, they will usually be accommodating if they know it’s a charity match and may drop the price considerably or you may even get it for free! They may ask for publicity of their venue in return for lending you their facilities, so it’s a win win situation for both parties!

Getting Players 

If you’re already part of a team then this part should be relatively easy. Make sure you have some subs at the ready incase someone can’t attend the game day. You probably have a local rival team in mind that you want to play on match day too. However, if you don’t have a team assembled then don’t worry! Ask your family, friends, colleagues, neighbours (pretty much everyone you know!) and you should be able to put one together in no time. 


A key component to ensuring your match is successful is to make sure your marketing is on point! Share far and wide to spread the word of your upcoming event. There are several ways you can do this. 

  • Use the power of social media to encourage people to come, this is a cost-efficient way that can gain traction pretty easily. 
  • Your pitch provider may be willing to advertise your match beforehand. 
  • See if any local businesses would be willing to sponsor your event. 
  • Print flyers and distribute them around your local town hotspots. 
  • Get your team to tell everyone they know and the next thing you know, your match will be the talk of the town.

Getting Your Kit Together

Here’s where we can help! Here at OLIK, we design and create custom football kits that can be exactly how you want them to be - no idea is too crazy for us! Not only do you want your team to be looking the part, but they’re also a great way to advertise your match and cause beforehand and they’re also an amazing keepsake to remember your event afterwards!
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You’re All Set

Now you’ll be ready for the big day! Although the process may have been stressful to set up, it’ll all be worth it in the end when everyone’s having fun and you’ve managed to raise money for an amazing cause! Good luck! 

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