The UK Dukes will be hosting ‘Blitzing Cancer’ – a charity tournament with a difference on the 30th November 2019! This is an invite-only tournament that will see 12 teams, some from outside the UK, compete for the Blitzing Cancer Trophy.
In aid of Breast Cancer, Testicular Cancer and Prostate Cancer, this is believed to be the first event of it’s kind – with medical professionals there to educate and actually carry out some medical checks on the day!
Teams will have 10 members and must be mixed (at least 2 of each gender). Everyone playing is encouraged to undertake the self-check education and appropriate medical tests on the day.
There will be food and music, vendors, raffles and side competitions in what should be lots of fun for good causes. Spectators are encouraged to come down and enjoy a day full of football! The tournament will be followed by an after-party to celebrate the teams, the players and the event.
Naturally, all proceeds will go to the named charities and we will hopefully make a lot of noise and promote the sport along the way.
“We have partnered with organisations like Coppafeel who will be there to educate about the importance of self-checks. In addition, we plan to have some Doctors volunteering on the day to carry out prostate checks. We hope that with our encouragement and the support of teammates, some of the stigma around prostate checks is removed. The biggest part of it all for us, is to remind people to check themselves and get checked regularly!” – Kenny
“It is exciting to see this idea take shape and become a reality – and if we’re able to help even just one person, then it’s even more worth it! Offering the teams a day of some of the best competition around, continues to give them something to work towards. It also makes for great football to watch and a wonderful atmosphere to be a part of – and all for great causes!“- Phoebe