Football fans give prostate cancer the ‘red card’ at the Real Man Cup

The event, which took place during the Charity's annual awareness month, helped raise more than £6000. Every penny will go to help support the Charity's vital support services for men and their families affected by prostate cancer.

This year saw stiff competition from 31 teams all competing for the title at the Wembley Goals Soccer Centre in London. Former England football player and TV pundit Mark Bright, witnessed the silky skills on display, and was on hand to award the trophies to the winners.

After a full day of football, Mark presented the trophies to the winners, the International Allstars from Ladbroke Grove who went on to take the much coveted Real Man Cup, and  the runners up, HomeAway Holiday Rentals B Team from Hammersmith.

The event helped raise more than £6,000, and every penny will go to help support the Charity's vital support services for people living with and affected by prostate cancer.

Mark, a long standing supporter of the Charity's work to raise awareness among African Caribbean men said: "The standard of football on display here today was excellent and it has been brilliant to see so many people coming together to tackle such an important disease. This year's Real Man Cup has been more exciting than ever and I hope that many more people will feel inspired to sign up to next year's event and help give prostate cancer the red card."

Gemma Cornwell, Head of Community Fundraising at The Prostate Cancer Charity said: "31 teams took part this year and the atmosphere on the day was really fantastic. All the elements of a good day of football were on show, from controversial refereeing decisions, penalty shootouts and of course, lots of healthy competition from all the players! Thank you to everyone that took part."

To sign up to next year's Real Man Cup or to find out more, please visit /fundraising/event/real-man-cup or call Gemma on 020 8222 7630.