We are incredibly proud to be supporting Soccer Aid 2019 for the 7th year!
Two of our VIP coaches have been wrapped in the fantastic Soccer Aid 2019 graphics, ready to transport the two teams to the main charity event.
Soccer Aid is an annual charity event that has raised over £24 million in aid of UNICEF UK. The event is a friendly-style football match between two teams, England and the Soccer Aid World XI (formerly known as Rest of the World). This years’ Soccer Aid will kick-off at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge at 7:30pm on Sunday 16th June.
The world’s biggest charity football match brings together celebrities and football legends in a battle to defend play for every child. The game is made up of two teams, England and Soccer Aid World XI.
Captaining the reigning champions, England, will be Gold Olympic Medallist, Sir Mo Farah. Joining his England 2019 team is; former Chelsea and England captain John Terry, football star Jamie Redknapp, TOWIE royalty Mark Wright, fitness coach Joe Wicks, JLS star turned presenter Marvin Humes and guitarist Danny Jones. Fan favourite and regular Soccer Aid player, Ben Shepherd will also be joining the line-up. A Soccer Aid match wouldn’t be complete without some football legends; David Seaman, Michael Owen, Jamie Carragher, Glen Johnson, Joe Cole, Katie Chapman and Rachel Yankey. Managing the England team to victory again this year will be ‘Big Sam’ Allardyce, with his co-manager and the first female manager of Soccer Aid for Unicef, Susanna Reid.
Soccer Aid World XI Team
The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt is back to captain the Soccer Aid World XI team. After last years’ defeat, Bolt’s World XI team has a new and formidable line-up that would make even the French World Cup team quiver. Joining the World XI team is Love Island favourite Kem Cetinay and Line of Duty star Martin Compston, along with a host of celebrities including; Mrs Brown’s Boys Danny O’Carroll, singer Jack Savoretti, Rudimental star DJ Locksmith, freestyler Billy Wingrove, Westlife singer Nicky Byrne and Capital FM presenter Roman Kemp. Irish singer Niall Horan will also be joining the team for his second time. One of the most anticipated players joining the team this year is the legendary Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. Speaking of legends, the World XI team is also joined by Eric Cantona, Ricardo Cavalho, Robbie Keane, Michael Essien, Rosana Dos Santos Augusto, Francielle Manelo, Roberto Carlos and Robert Pires. Football managing legend and King of the Jungle Harry Redknapp will be managing the team alongside TV personality Piers Morgan.
The Soccer Aid Coaches
As part of our support for Soccer Aid 2019 we have wrapped two of our VIP coaches in the Soccer Aid livery. Each team will travel to the game in their dedicated team coach, giving them time to sit back, relax and enjoy the buzz this event creates.
Our History with Soccer Aid
The Kings Ferry have been providing coach transport for Soccer Aid since 2010!
Our VIP coaches are used to transport the star-studded line-up to the biggest charity match in the world. Each event year the coaches are wrapped in the Soccer Aid graphics. Between 2010 and 2018 the coaches were wrapped in the iconic Soccer Aid livery distinguishing each coach with either ‘England’ or ‘Rest of the World’ with their corresponding colour scheme.
Soccer Aid England Team Coach 2010
In 2018 the Soccer Aid coaches were treated to a new brand identity designed by ITV Creative and Conran Design Group. The livery featured the faces of the England and World XI Captains, Soccer Aid co-founder Robbie Williams and the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt.
Soccer Aid England Team Coach 2018
Soccer Aid World XI Team Coach 2018
What is Soccer Aid?
Soccer Aid is an annual charity event that has raised over £24 million in aid of Unicef UK. It was initiated by Unicef UK Ambassador Robbie Williams and TV Presenter Jonathan Wilkes back in 2006. The event started off as a biennial charity event before ITV joined forces with Unicef to make the event an annual one. Soccer Aid has continued to be one of the most popular charity events amongst both famous stars and the public who watch and support the cause in their millions.
With the event having only taken place 7 times so far, England are winning 5-2 against Soccer Aid World XI (formerly Rest of The World) in terms of overall wins. Last year could well have been a win for World XI but for the first time in England’s history, we won at a penalty shootout!
Soccer Aid 2018 saw the highest attendance in its history with almost 72,000 visitors at Manchester United’s Old Trafford, the largest club football stadium in the UK. This year is the first year Soccer Aid has moved to Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge.
While Soccer Aid is the world’s biggest charity football match, it doesn’t matter what the result is at the end of the day. This incredible charity which we are extremely proud to support funds a fantastic cause. The money raised from the ticket sales and public donations helps provide life-saving food, vaccines, clean water and toys for children around the world. Soccer Aid and your support is doing everything it can to ensure that more children get the chance to live a happy, healthy childhood filled with playtime.
Soccer Aid 2019: England vs Soccer Aid World XI, Sunday 16th June, Kick-off 7:30pm