Join The Soccer Aid For Unicef Playground Challenge Team!

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Do you want to play, fundraise and save lives?

On Friday 8th June, thousands of children in playgrounds across the UK will kick, bounce or carry a ball around an obstacle course they’ve designed as part of the Soccer Aid for Unicef Playground Challenge.

The biggest charity football match in the calendar will see Usain Bolt’s World XI take on Robbie Williams’ England team of celebrities and football legends, and this year your school can be part of the action.

Register today to raise money, raise your game, and raise the bar for children all over the world.

Kick off checklist

  • Get started and join the team today
  • Get access to your FREE teaching resources and fundraising kits when you sign up
  • Get creative and design an obstacle course with your pupils
  • Get ready for kick off!

Sign up before 10th May and you could win an exclusive Soccer Aid prize, including a signed football, tickets to watch the Soccer Aid match itself or the chance to complete your Playground Challenge on Old Trafford’s 5-a-side pitch!

Every child has the right to play

Not only is the Playground Challenge the perfect chance to get your school together, get active and have fun, you will be helping children like Raheema live safe, happy and healthy lives.

Raheema is 10 years old and lives in a refugee camp in Bangladesh. She is one of nearly 400,000 children from the Rohingya, an ethnic group in Myanmar, who have recently fled Bangladesh because of violence. Raheema had to travel for 7 days to reach the camp, but now has a place where she can receive vital care and support:

My favourite thing about the camp is the Unicef child-friendly space – here I can learn, play and talk about my experiences – in a safe environment.

“I want to finish my studies, and then I will be a doctor because I want to help people.” Raheema, 10, Bangladesh

Every goal counts

  • £17 could provide vaccines to protect 10 children for deadly diseases
  • £155 could provide a school in a box to help at least 40 children continue their education in an emergency
  • £322 could buy a water pump to provide clean, safe drinking water for a school of whole village


  • The UK government will match every £1 your school raises. That means DOUBLE the impact of your fundraising.

Inspire some true Soccer Aid champions

Once you’re signed up, we’ll give you all the tools and resources you need to bring your Playground Challenge to life. Through telling the stories of children like Raheema, your bespoke Soccer Aid assembly plans, lesson activities and teachers’ notes will help your pupils understand what Soccer Aid is all about and where their money is going.

Fundraising is like being a superhero, you help other people all over the world and you’re not just thinking about yourself. – Ade, Year 6. 

The challenge doesn’t stop in the playground! Get the competition underway in the staff room with a World Cup sweepstake kit, a Soccer Aid bake-off or a ‘Beat the teacher’ penalty shoot-out. Your fundraising kit will have all the equipment you need to beat your goals.  

Your Playground Challenge kicks off here – join the team today.

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