‘Bring Them Home’ community competition returns this Christmas

Nov 1, 2023 | Club News, All News, Charity, Community

We are delighted to announce that the biggest competition in the club’s history is returning this Christmas!

In partnership with Brighter Futures and Holiday Hotspot, our ‘Bring Them Home’ Christmas competition is back and will see an overseas Larne resident flown home from anywhere in the world to spend Christmas 2023 with their family.

Bring Them Home 2.0 allows individuals living at an address within the traditional Larne Borough to enter the competition and nominate a friend or family member currently residing overseas to win the prize of return flights for two individuals and four tickets to our home game against Linfield on New Year’s Day.

This year’s competition recreates the magic of 2018, which saw the first-ever Bring Them Home campaign launched. Five years ago it captured the imagine of the town and eventually brought Larne native Lee Millar home from Qatar to spend Christmas at home with his family after he had been nominated by his mother Mandy.

Having won the competition, which collected over 100 entries stretching across every continent in the world, we brought Lee home to spend Christmas in Larne and attended our Boxing Day fixture with his family before returning to Qatar in the New Year.

Discussing the launch of our campaign, Chairman Gareth Clements commented:

“We are delighted to be able to re-launch Bring Them Home 2.0 this month as the lead up to Christmas begins in November. The people of Larne always come together at Christmas time and there is a really good feeling in our community in the around the holiday season. This year, we’ll be playing our part by bringing someone home to their family and creating a memorable Christmas for those involved.


“The campaign had a fantastic response back in 2018 and I have no doubt that the prize of return flights home from anywhere in the world will once again provide a fantastic opportunity for Larne residents to create a dream Christmas by bringing someone home to spend time with their loved ones.


“The competition is completely free to enter, so we look forward to seeing everyone’s entries and announcing our winner at the end of the month. I would like to thank Brighter Futures and Ally Kerr for their support, alongside Holiday Hotspot Larne who have also came on board as a sponsor of the campaign.”

Brighter Futures Trustee Gregg Humphrey added:

“The Trustees of Brighter Futures are delighted to be involved in what we have no doubt will make for a fantastic community-orientated campaign this Christmas. We would like to thank Ally Kerr for organising a fantastic donation towards our charity earlier this year, some of which will be used to support the Bring Them Home campaign in partnership with Larne Football Club and Holiday Hotspot.


“On behalf of everyone at Brighter Futures, we would like to wish everyone who enters the very best of luck and look forward to making Christmas extra special for our lucky winner.”


  1. Overseas Larne natives must be entered into the competition by a friend or family member living within the traditional Larne borough. You can enter a loved one into the competition by clicking here and submitting the entry form.
  2. The deadline for entries is 11.59pm on Thursday 30th November, with our winner picked at random.
  3. Our winner will be announced on Friday 1st December on Larne Football Club’s social media channels.

More information about Bring Them Home can be found on our competition web page, here.

Competition Terms and Conditions can also be found here.

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