The Wembley Stallions fixture against London Hornets on Sunday 7 July will take on an extra significance. As well as being one of British American Football’s biggest derbies, the gridiron clash will feature a charity day in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of former Stallion, Abbas Sowaiden.
The Linebacker tragically passed away last June after losing his battle with bone cancer at just 16 years old. He was just one the seven young people in the UK diagnosed with cancer every single day.
Stallions Team Manager Jackie Smart shared:
“The Wembley Stallions are proud to host its first charity game on 7 July in memory of Abbas Sowaiden, one of our Youth Players who sadly lost his battle with Bone Cancer last June.
The first kick off is at midday when the Stallions U19s take on the Cambridgeshire Cats. Followed by the Seniors versus the London Hornets at 1500.
Alongside the football, there will be a BBQ, Ice Cream, Bouncy Castle and Face-Painting too!
Very sadly, every day in the UK, 7 young people are diagnosed with cancer and Teenage Cancer Trust want to be able to support these young people and their families, before, during and after a cancer diagnosis.
Please show your support for the Stallions and the Teenage Cancer Trust by wearing Red on the day.”
The Stallions will be supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust with a special family fun day. As well as two games of American Football, as the Stallions U’19s take on the Cambridge Cats U’19s, there will be a barbecue, face painting, bouncy castle and more.
Stallions Head Coach Warren Smart said:
Abbas had a huge passion for the game and we will continue to remember him at the club. I hope people will come and show support for him and the charity on Sunday.”
The fun day starts from noon on Sunday 7 July at the London Post Office Sports and Social Association, 136 Greenford Rd, Harrow, HA1 3QL.
Entry is just £2.00 and free for U18s. Those attending are asked to wear red both to show support for the Stallions and also to remember our teammate.