Football tournament in Middlesbrough help tackle prostate cancer (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Football tournament in Middlesbrough helps tackle prostate cancer
5:33pm Sunday 29th September 2013 in News
Local footballers could win the chance to play a match against talkSPORT presenters including Colin Murray
A FOOTBALL tournament to raise awareness of prostate cancer has kicked off to win the chance of playing a match against a team of radio personalities.
Goals Teesside in Middlesbrough hosted a five-a-side competition called the “Men United Cup”, a nationwide competition with the opportunity to tackle talkSPORT presenters including Colin Murray, Micky Quinn and Ray Parlour as a top prize.
Today’s top team (Sunday, September 29) will go through to the national finals at Goals Eltham in London on October 13. The winners will receive a new team kit, be interviewed live on talkSPORT and have the game filmed for broadcast on talkSPORT.com.
The overall team that raises the most money for the charity Prostate Cancer UK will also win a new football strip.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the UK. More than 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and a man dies from the disease every hour.
Kash Patel, Goals Teesside manager, said: “This is a great chance for one team to win a prize that money cannot buy. The Men United Cup is a lot of fun but had a serious message at the heart of it. It’s about bringing men together to promote awareness of prostate cancer.”
Mark Bishop from Prostate Cancer UK, added: "With one man dying every hour from prostate cancer in the UK we all have to raise our game. It is urgent that we are heard loud and clear so blokes wise up to the risk.”
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