Play It Like A Pro


Play It Like a Pro: Under Lights


PILAPEver dreamed of playing at the Coral Windows Stadium?
Well this could be exactly what you’ve been waiting for!

 ‘Play It Like A Pro’ is back for the fourth year running!

Play It Like A Pro gives City fans the exciting opportunity to secure a place on one of two supporter teams who will enjoy the full match-day experience at Valley Parade, including taking part in an extra special match on the home pitch!

The unique game will take place at the Coral Windows Stadium on Monday 11th April 2016, and prove to be a night you will never forget!


Not only will fans get the chance to play an actual match on the hallowed turf, supporters who purchase a place on one of the teams will be treated to all the other trimmings that come with being a professional footballer on match-day!

You’ll sit down for your pre-match meal, warm-up on the pitch before the game, get changed in the Valley Parade dressing rooms and come out on the pitch to ‘Take Me Home’, just like Monday Night Live!

After the drama and excitement of playing the game there will be a medal ceremony and post-match awards. The game will also be filmed, meaning all players will receive a DVD of their moment under the floodlights.

There is no charge for family/friends to watch players on the night however, boxes are available to purchase below. All funds raised will go towards the continuous improvement of Bradford City Academy.

Players & Managers involved:

Phil Parkinson
(Team Manager)
Steve Parkin
(Team Manager)


Tom Fletcher
(Assistant Manager)
Dom Newton-Collinge
(Assistant Manager)



Jason Price Mark Bower Luke O’Brien Joe Colbeck

Teams played for:
Swansea City, Doncaster Rovers, Tranmere Rovers, Hull City, Millwall and Carlisle United


Teams played for:
Bradford City (1997 – 2009), Darlington and York City


Teams played for:
Bradford City (2007-2012), Exeter City and Oxford United


Teams played for
Bradford City (2004-2009), Darlington, Oldham Athletic and Grimsby Town


Play it Like a Pro Itinerary:

  • Sunday 10th April 2016 – Train like a pro: Meet the team through a match preparation session at Woodhouse Grove School (4G at 3.00pm-4.30pm) – to be followed by Bantams Banter at the Stansfield Arms.
  • Monday 11th April 2016 – Pre-match meal and “Monday night Football” live at the Coral Windows Stadium (7.30pm kick off) including a post-match presentation and auction.


Play it Like a Pro Packages – Order  Here!

 A standard kit size will be provided for orders made after the 4th March 2016

Playing Package (18+) – £350.00 (20 places available) 


  • Train like a pro lead by Bradford City Academy Coaches with help from Tom and Dom of Bantams Banter!– Sunday 10th April 2016 at Woodhouse Grove School
  • Training to be followed by Bantams Banter in the Stansfield Arms

On the Day

  • Picture and 50 words about yourself in the match day programme
  • Pre-Match meal in the banqueting suite at Valley Parade
  • Team preparation session before the game (from 5.30pm)
  • Get changed in the Valley Parade dressing rooms and come out onto the pitch to the sound of ‘Take me home!”
  • “The Game”
  • Post-match award ceremony
  • All participants will receive their shirt with name on the back to keep as a memento
  • DVD of the game


Ever dreamed of being the next captain fantastic to grace the Valley Parade pitch? If so, our Captain’s Package might be the one for you!

For an additional fee you can receive all the above and the following:

The Captain’s Package (18+) – additional £150.00 (2 places available)

  • Draw out the teams on the pitch at half time at Bradford City v Millwall – 26th March 2016
  • An appearance on Pulse Sport the weekend before PILAP at Bradford City v Swindon Town (after the game) – 9th April 2016
  • Full page in the match day programme with your picture and up to 500 words about yourself
  • Partake in pre/post-match press conferences
  • Lead the players onto the pitch for the “Big Game”

Sponsorship Packages

  • Matchday sponsor – open to offer
  • Sponsorship in the PILAP match day programme and full social media exposure – open to offer
  • Purchase of a hospitality box on the evening of the game – 9 boxes available (£100 for box of up to 10 people / £200 for box and food up to 10 people)

Raffle Prizes (tickets to be sold from 1st March 2016)

  • Hospitality box for first team game (up to 12 people)
  • 4x banqueting suite tickets for first team game (includes meal)
  • Journalist for the day (first team game)
  • Signed Bradford City football signed by the 2015/16 squad
  • Signed Bradford City shirt from the player of your choice,
  • 4x first team matchday tickets

Plus many more club and academy prizes!

For any queries, please contact 

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