Xbox and Football Manager partner with Bromley FC to give a fan the chance to join pro football for real
Xbox and Football Manager have partnered with Bromley FC to give one fan the chance to join the real world of professional football.
The brands have announced the launch of ‘The Everyday Tactician’, a campaign that will give a gamer the chance to live out their dreams at a pro soccer club.
Football Manager is marking its 20th anniversary and the campaign is created in celebration of the release of ‘Football Manager 2024’ on PC or console with Game Pass.
Andy Woodman, manager of Bromley FC, said: “At Bromley FC, we pride ourselves on being a community club so we’re very much looking forward to welcoming an enthusiastic supporter to our backroom staff.
“There are definitely plenty out there who know how to guide us to glory in the Football Manager game so we're excited to welcome someone who can replicate that in the real world.”
Xbox’s northern Europe director James Butcher added: “We are excited to be teaming Xbox Game Pass with Football Manager and Bromley FC to give a Football Manager gamer a unique insight into professional football management.
“Xbox Game Pass is home to some of the best sports content, and this first-of-its-kind job application is giving a member of the Xbox community the chance to live out their dream.”
And Miles Jacobson, studio director of Sports Interactive, said: “Football fans are full of opinions on how their team can do better on the pitch – now with the help of Xbox and Bromley FC we can finally find out if their theories are right and follow the journey of ‘The Everyday Tactician’.
“I expect there might be a bit more to it than even we at Football Manager anticipate.”
The winning ‘FM24’ player will have the opportunity to go from the armchair – or gaming chair – to the real world, and put their skills from the game to use in a full-time role as a ‘Support Performance Tactician’ at Vanarama National League side, Bromley Football Club.
The role will involve shadowing and learning from all the coaching staff, including 1st Team Manager Andy Woodman, to understand the ins and outs of all the tactical decision-making that goes into preparing a football team for success.
Hopeful Tacticians can apply by completing the Xbox achievement ‘Championes’ in FM24 on PC with PC Game Pass or Game Pass Ultimate, and on console with Game Pass for Console or Game Pass Ultimate, to guide a team of their choice to glory by winning a domestic league title.
Hopefuls need to complete and turn in the Xbox achievement ‘Championes’ by winning a domestic league title in ‘FM24’ on PC with PC Game Pass or Game Pass Ultimate, and on console with Game Pass for Console or Game Pass Ultimate by 4 December.
They should fill out the form at xbox.com/The-Everyday-Tactician and send a one-minute video explaining why you should be Bromley FC’s new ‘Tactician’.
Finalists will complete an interview with Bromley FC staff.
Once the final Tactician has been chosen, fans will be able to follow their journey at the club online and on social media via Bromley FC, Football Manager and Xbox UK channels, as well as TNT Sports, the Vanarama National League’s official Broadcast Partner.
Gamers’ journeys will also be recorded in a three-part documentary to be released next year.
The competition is open only to legal residents of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to those aged 18 and over, with the submission date ending on 12 December.