This September, TikTok is teaming up with Unicef's Soccer Aid 2020, giving football fans the chance to showcase their best football skills to the entire nation 😎
In the lead-up to star-studded Soccer Aid for Unicef football match on Sunday 6th September featuring the likes of Joe Wicks, Santan Dave, Wayne Rooney and Jason Manford, TikTokers from across the UK will be able to show off their best kicks and flicks in-app using the #SoccerAidSkills hashtag - with the best in class, funniest fails and tastiest football tricks broadcast to millions on ITV on game day. So, dust off your boots and show us your twirls, swirls and around the worlds!
The #SoccerAidSkills hashtag goes live from Sunday 23rd and to accompany it there will be a specially recorded voiceover from legendry football commentator Clive Tyldsley 🤩
And if you're looking for some inspiration, renowned football freestyler and current four-time world record holder @livcookefs will be kicking off the campaign this Sunday, along with a host of other famous faces.
We can't wait to see what our creative community has to show us - anybody can take part, regardless of their ability, so make sure you join in, have fun and share your football freestyling using #SoccerAidSkills. And for those who are able to, there will be an in-app donation function to allow those who take part to make a donation to Soccer Aid for Unicef 2020.
Liv Cook said: “The #SoccerAidSkills is going to be awesome and I can’t wait to do my video and show everyone. I’ve been practicing a few new tricks, so hopefully it can inspire loads of other people to take part. This challenge is about fun and trying something new, even if football isn’t your sport. People can also donate through the app to Soccer Aid for Unicef, so I’d urge you all to dust off your boots, get outside and to have a go!”
Over the next two weeks we'll also be going behind-the-scenes of Soccer Aid for Unicef 2020, through TikTok LIVEs bringing fans closer than ever to the action.
Kenneth Shepherd, Executive Director, Soccer Aid Productions, said: “Soccer Aid for Unicef is delighted to be working with TikTok as one of our Principal Partners – they are best-in-class. This is demonstrated by their original #SoccerAidSkills idea, which we know that our fans will love taking part in. We look forward to sharing our behind the scenes contact too, via TikTok’s LIVE function. This will allow us to bring people close to the action, despite the match being behind closed doors this year.”
This year's Soccer Aid for Unicef will take place at Old Trafford this September with Jason Manford, Santan Dave, Kelly Smith MBE, Patrice Evra and David James, Lianne Sanderson all making their Soccer Aid for Unicef debuts alongside returning stars Yaya Touré, Wes Brown, Robbie Keane, Olly Murs, Kem Cetinay and Joe Wicks.
This year, for the first-time in the match’s history, the UK government and Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, will both match public donations to Soccer Aid for Unicef, meaning every £1 donated becomes £3 – up to £3 million – until 6 Oct 2020.
Since 2006, Soccer Aid for Unicef has raised over £38m to help give children all over the world a childhood full of play. Soccer Aid for Unicef 2019 raised a record breaking £7.9m.
Check out an interview with TikTok football freestyler Lia Lewis to discover how she got into it and how she fine-tuned her footie skills over the years.
Want to get involved and show off your own #SoccerAidSkills but not yet signed up to TikTok yet? Getting involved couldn't be easier, simply download the app for free via the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon.