The Garibaldi Golden Goal Gamble is back and to celebrate Nottingham Forest’s 150th anniversary there’s a new twist

John Pye Auctions is proud to announce the Garibaldi GRASSROOTS Golden Goal Gamble; the new concept of this popular half time competition will see Nottinghamshire football volunteers playing for prizes which will go directly back to benefit local grassroots children’s football.

We’re looking for participants to represent their local youth teams (under 6s up to under 16s qualify), so whether you are a Manager of a children’s football team, the club secretary or a proud parent you can enter the competition.

If chosen, as well as playing for prizes for your club, your team will automatically receive an allocation of complimentary Nottingham Forest tickets to attend a game in the Peter Taylor stand family area, as well as your club players having the opportunity to be part of the Nottingham Forest Guard of Honour at the start of the game and getting the opportunity to have moment photos pitch-side, with Forest mascot ‘Sherwood the Bear’.

The rules of this season’s Garibaldi Grassroots Golden Goal Gamble remain the same: you get one ball to shoot from each of four markers to score into an open goal at the Trent End. The completion starts from the first marker on 18-yards in front of the empty net to win a prize. You can finish the competition there and accept the first prize or you can gamble that prize to score from the next marker with a chance of swapping and trading up to the next prize. Score from the next marker and you win that prize but miss and you forfeit; it’s win or bust!

Entry is free, just follow this link or the button at the end of the page and fill out the application form on the John Pye Auctions website which will be submitted to Nottingham Forest for consideration and selection. Participants are chosen 2-3 weeks in advance on a game-by-game basis and the entry form is open until March 31st, 2016.

Here’s the fantastic rundown of prizes to be won for your local children’s football team:


  • 18 Yards:  Football Training Pack
  • 25 Yards: 10 Forest Footballs
  • 40 Yards: 18 John Pye Sponsored Club Training Tops
  • 55 Yards: John Pye Sponsored Football Kits x 15 shirts, shorts and socks

The Garibaldi Grassroots Golden Goal Gamble is a fantastic opportunity for local football volunteers, parents and kids to be an integral part of a Nottingham Forest match day in the 150th Anniversary season. Good luck!