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Friday, 21 June 2024

eBay launches Dream Transfer in partnership with Football Beyond Borders

THIS Transfer Window Season, eBay is giving football fans across the country the chance of a lifetime to sign football legends Roberto Carlos and Eni Aluko to their Sunday League teams for one unforgettable match.

The Dream Transfer means that anyone from a humble Sunday League team can throw their hat in the ring to sign a legend off eBay for only £5 – the price of a pint – all to support Football Beyond Borders, a charity that supports young people in the community.

The activity, which is facilitated through eBay’s nonprofit arm eBay for Charity, will see Carlos and Aluko each join one winning Sunday League team at the end of the Transfer Window, and play in any part of the country – from Devon to Dundee. Everyone’s favourite midfielder Chris Kamara will also be bringing his iconic commentary along to host the matches in February.

Founded in 2013, Football Beyond Borders (FBB) is an education charity, which uses football as a tool for engagement to tackle the root causes of low educational attainment, poor school attendance and challenging behaviour. The Charity was set up to change the lives of young people who may be passionate about football but are disengaged at school, helping them finish school with the skills and grades to make a successful transition into adulthood.

Matt Pywowar, Head of Fundraising at Football Beyond Borders said:

“We’re so happy to partner with eBay for Charity on Dream Transfer to raise important funds to support young people across the UK. Football unites us on every level and enables us to be there for the community in many different ways, helping to drive a more equal and inclusive society in which everyone has the opportunity to develop the skills to succeed in education, work and public life.”

Chris Gale, Head of Social Impact at eBay said:

“Football Beyond Borders do fantastic work supporting young people through the power of football.  eBay for Charity is all about helping great charities to raise more money and reach more people through our platform, as well as shining a light on the issues that these charities are working on.  We are incredibly proud to be working with them on  Dream Transfer and hope that the activity will mean that many more people get to hear about their work.”

Roberto Carlos said:

“I’ve been back in training for weeks to get match fit for the eBay Dream Transfer, and I’m a little nervous about my first game after a 6-year break! I can’t wait to meet the team I end up playing with though, and of course size up the team we’ll be playing against.”

Eni Aluko said:

“I’m passionate about football being a game for everyone, which is why this opportunity means a lot to me. Dream Transfer means anybody can get involved in the Transfer Window and get stuck into the action. Let the drama unfold! I’m looking forward to playing with a new team – whoever and wherever they might be.”

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