Checkatrade Trophy Challenge

We’re giving you the chance to win a VIP experience at Wembley Stadium for the Checkatrade Trophy Final on Sunday April 2nd 2017.

As well as two VIP tickets, your travel to and from Wembley Stadium will be on us* – and we’ll also throw in a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact tablet complete with Football Manager Touch 2017.

To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is lead one of this season’s finalists, Coventry City or Oxford United, to Checkatrade Trophy glory in any version of Football Manager 2017.

Once you’ve won the trophy just follow these steps:

  • Take a screenshot of the Checkatrade Trophy in your trophy cabinet
  • Share the screenshot with @FootballManager on Twitter or Instagram
  • Include the hashtag #CheckatradeChallenge

All entrants who can prove they’ve completed the challenge will be entered into a draw from which we’ll select an overall winner at random.

We’ll be restricting the use of the In-Game Editor and any paid-for DLC which may improve your chances of winning, and we’ll be verifying the winners save file to ensure none of these items have been used.

The competition closes at 11.59pm GMT on Sunday 26 March. 

*Terms and Conditions Apply

Terms and Conditions 

a) Entry to this competition can be made on or after March 10th 2017 and before midnight (UK time) on March 26th 2017 by:
i. Beginning a new game of Football Manager 2017, Football Manager Touch 2017 or Football Manager Mobile 2017 and selecting either Coventry City or Oxford United as your team to manage. If you own the In-Game Editor you must disable its use when beginning a new game. 
ii. Winning the Checkatrade Trophy in any version of the game mentioned above with either Coventry City or Oxford United
iii. Posting a screengrab showing the trophy win via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CheckatradeChallenge and including @FootballManager
b) The screengrab used for entry must show both the competition win and have your manager name visible. Depending on which version of Football Manager 2017 you are playing with you can access the required screen by following these steps:
i) Football Manager 2017 (Windows/macOS/Linux) – Home > My History > Achievements > Competitions 
ii) Football Manager Touch 2017 (Windows/macOS/Linux, Android tablet or iPad) – Home > My History > Career Achievements > Competitions 
iii) Football Manager Mobile 2017 (iOS/Android devices) – Manager > Trophy Cabinet 

c) Entrants may not use the ‘In Game Editor’ to enhance their chances of winning or use any paid-for DLC. The potential winner’s save game file will be verified to ensure that none of the above items have been used.
d) All entrants who successfully complete the challenge will be entered into a final draw pool and 1 (one) final winner will be chosen at random by Sports Interactive.
e) Only one entry per person. No purchase necessary.
f) To enter the Promotion you must be a Twitter or Instagram account holder. You can find out information on how to register for a Twitter and/or Instagram account using the following links: i) ii) Please note that in order to activate either a Twitter or Instagram account, you need to be (a) 18 or older, or (b) 13 or older and have your parent or guardian’s consent to the Twitter and/or Instagram Terms and Conditions of Use.
g) Employees of Sports Interactive, their families, dependants and agents and any other person connected with the prize draw may not enter.
h) Sports Interactive reserves the right to refuse to accept any entry and/or to select a winning entry at Sports Interactive’s absolute discretion. Entries are subject to verification. Incomplete, bulk, automated and third party entries (including “voting exchange”) will be disqualified.
i) Failure to comply with these terms and conditions will automatically render a prize draw entry void. These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with English law.
j) The competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter or Instagram. Entrants understand and agree that they are providing their information to Sports Interactive and not to Twitter or Instagram. By entering this competition, each entrant releases Twitter or Instagram from any action or claim arising out of the competition. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this competition must be directed to Sports Interactive, not Twitter or Instagram.


a) There will be 1 (one) overall winner and 2 (two) prizes in total. 
b) The overall winner will receive 2 (two) VIP tickets to the Checkatrade Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium, London for the match between Coventry City and Oxford United on April 2nd 2017. Sports Interactive will also provide travel expenses up to a maximum of £200 in total. Travel expenses can be claimed before or after the final by providing Sports Interactive with proof of booking, either by recorded signed-for post or email. Address and email information will be provided after the winner has been announced. The overall winner will also receive 1 (one) Sony Xperia Z3 Compact tablet with a download code for Football Manager Touch 2017.
c) There are no cash alternatives: the prize must be accepted as offered, is non-transferable and subject to availability.  Sports Interactive reserves the right to substitute a prize or part thereof with a prize of equal or higher value in the event of unforeseen circumstances and/or withdraw or amend the promotion at any time without prior notice.
d) Details on redeeming the prizes will be sent to the overall winner by email after Sports Interactive have announced and made contact with the overall winner.


a) The winner will be notified by Sports Interactive via Twitter on Monday, March 27th 2017. If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, or any other period specified, of the notification being sent or is otherwise not available, Sports Interactive reserves the right to select an alternative entrant to receive the prize. Further details on dispatch, or collection, of the prize will be sent by email to the winner following notification.
b) The name and county/town of the winner will be available for one month after the prize draw closing date by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the promoter Sports Interactive Limited, PO Box 60255, London, EC1P 1GG.


The winner agrees to participate in any and all advertising, promotion or other commercial activities relating to the prize draw and consents and agrees that their photograph, image, likeness and voice may be used by Sports Interactive in all related promotional activity without any rights of prior approval or inspection.


The Promotion is open to anyone who meets the Twitter or Instagram Terms of Use and possesses a valid Twitter or Instagram account, excluding users in Brazil and Germany where promotions are void by law, rule or regulation. Employees, officers and representatives (and members of their immediate families and those living in the same household of each) of the Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and any other company involved in the design, execution or production of this Promotion are not eligible.

Data Protection

By submitting an entry, entrants are sending their personal information to Sports Interactive who will at all time process an entrant’s personal data in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and applicable laws. All information collected will be treated in accordance with Sports Interactive’s Privacy Policy, available at