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Play with a Legend

Make your football fantasy come true

It is no surprise that in this football mad city that the chance to The Play with a Legend is high on most Stag Weekends wish list.  This activity is a once in a lifetime experience for the Groom-to-Be.

Whether it’s a birthday, a stag event or an end of season celebration, they can arrange everything to ensure a memorable day.  From local 5-a-side pitches to professional football grounds, they love to bring together fans and former players to create some unforgettable memories.  They organise everything from the player, the pitch, the kit, the ball and the referee – all you need to do is bring your mates and your boots!

Imagine you and your mates besides your footballing heroes in the changing room or over a pint after the game, hearing their stories of their time in professional football – it’ll be a day you never forget.

Play With a Legend was the brainchild of former professional footballer Perry Groves and sports journalist Josh Landy. Josh and Perry met as producer and pundit in the world of Sports Television and struck up a friendship which would see Perry playing football alongside Nigel Winterburn in a special game for Josh’s best friend to create a memorable stag for a huge Arsenal fan. 

After countless requests to arrange similar events for friends all around the country, the company was set up in the Spring of 2014.  Play With A Legend now works with over 80 former footballers, organising not only stag, birthday, corporate and charity events but also acting as an agency, working on a wide variety of projects both in the UK and abroad. 

perry and josh at the emirates stadium

Co-Founders Perry and Josh at The Emirates Stadium

Perry is best known for his time at his beloved Arsenal, where he became a fans favourite.  He played over 200 games for the Gunners, where he won the Littlewoods Cup in 1987 as well as two league titles in 1989 and 1991. 

Since ending his career Perry has had extensive experience in the media, with appearances on SkySports, Premier League TV, BT Sport, BBC Radio 5 Live and Absolute Radio whilst he can currently be heard on TalkSPORT alongside Colin Murray, whilst he is never far from The Emirates where he works on Arsenal’s media channels. 

Perry is the first port of call for all the former players who work with the company. 

At Play with a Legend they love to make fans dreams come true and really look forward to helping you organise an event you’ll never forget.

Prices for our events start at £80 pp (inc VAT) but final costs will depend on the legend(s) involved and the events are subject to minumum numbers.

  • Choose from a huge selection of former players
  • Pitch hire & referee provided
  • Drink post match drinks with the Legend
  • Duration: 1.5 hours

So who would you play with?  

Pick your very own dream team and play on the very same pitch where you watched them as a child.  

Meet the Newcastle Legends…

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So if you are looking for a truly unique and unforgettable Stag Weekend experience you really can’t go wrong with Play with a Legend.

The ultimate football fans experience, you are sure to have a great time.  

So what are you waiting for? Get booking your place now…


You can find out more about Play with a Legend on our activities page here.





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