Big kick-off for Bobby’s charity
PUBLISHED: 18:23 07 April 2008 | UPDATED: 09:52 11 August 2010
CALLING all footballers - it s time to stop shouting at the TV and get onto the pitch to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund. Gillette has joined forces with the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, to launch a unique five-a-side tournament. It a
CALLING all footballers - it's time to stop shouting at the TV and get onto the pitch to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund.
Gillette has joined forces with the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, to launch a unique five-a-side tournament.
It also hopes to raise awareness of bowel cancer, which claimed the life of the Barking-born 1966 England World Cup winning captain in 1993, aged just 51.
The disease affects nearly 3,000 men and women in London each year, and kills around 44 people in the UK every day.
Teams across the country will be competing in the preliminary rounds, with the Barking and Dagenham heat taking place at Dagenham Leisure Park in Goresbrook Road on May 18.
The winners of each regional heat will then get a one-off opportunity to play in the finals at Upton Park on June 2, where Bobby Moore spent the majority of his football career as captain of West Ham.
Former England manager, and Terry Venables, who comes from Dagenham, will present the winning team with the first ever Bobby Moore Fund trophy.
He said: "I'm delighted to be supporting the Championship.
"I'm sure it would make Bobby proud to see teams playing in his memory, and raising money for this great cause."
Teams wishing to enter should visit www.bobbymoorefund.org/football to register. Cost is £100 for 6-8 players - that's just £12.50 a man.