Our favourite fundraising football match is back!
The annual Battle of the Badges tournament, organised by The Archie Foundation, is a fundraising football tournament where teams from the Police, Fire, NHS, and SAS battle it out.
This isn’t your typical football match; each player is paired with a mascot supported by The Archie Foundation or NHS Grampian. The mascots play a crucial role, accompanying their players onto the field and offering support to help secure victory. There’s even a designated banner-making station on the day to ensure they’re fully equipped to cheer on their team! Mascots will also receive a special t-shirt and goodie bag for the big day.
The excitement doesn’t end there. Leading up to the match day, mascots will work closely with their players to fundraise for The Archie Foundation. They will have the opportunity to meet their player, and maybe even see their place of work! Additionally, mascots will receive an exclusive invitation to the VIP meet-the-mascot event, where they can connect with other mascots and hopefully form lasting friendships.
On the day itself, it’s a family fun day for all, featuring face painting, mystery animal guests, entertainment, and, of course, the Battle of the Badges!
Event location – Balmoral Stadium, Wellington Circle Roundabout, Aberdeen, UK