"Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50, and your risk increases with age. The average age for men to be diagnosed with prostate cancer is between 65 and 69 years. One man in eight will contract prostate cancer, so it is imperative that the walking football community helps and support this very important charity."
The Rules Of The EWFL Knockout Cup (in support of Prostate Cancer UK) Competition
Each team/club must contain 3 over 50's players, 3 over 60's players and 3 over 65's players. It is strictly three of each age group and the starting line up is to be two from each age group. We want to make this inclusive as possible for all ages. The tournament principles are based on fair play and obviously this includes the physicality of the players. NB: The Rules Committee reserves the right to change the format of this event each season.
The entry fee is £50.00 per team for the 1st Round and £25 per team for each round thereafter of the competition.
All proceeds including entry fees (less matchday expenses), donations and sales of Prostate Cancer UK merchandise will be passed on to Prostate Cancer UK. The competition entry fees must be paid by bank transfer or by a cheque made payable to the 'Essex Walking Football League' by no later than 7 days prior to each round of the cup competition.
Any further donations that teams, players, supporters or match officials can be placed in the Prostate Cancer UK collection buckets or tins available on the day of any EWFL League or Cup fixture/s. We expect to raise at least £1,000 from this cup competition for this very important charity.
The format of the cup competition will be as follows:
The registered charity details are: Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1005541) and in Scotland (SC039332). Registered company 02653887.
A 54cm high trophy hereafter shall be called 'The Beast' as shown in this picture has been kindly donated by Mr. Neil Seymour of EC Awards, The Old Stables, Church Farm Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM3 8PT. The EWFL Chairman, Derek Murr has expressed his thanks to Neil Seymour of EC Awards for their kind generosity.
Season 2018 tournament was held at the Chelmsford Sport & Athletics Centre, home of Chelmsford City WF on Monday 26th November 2018. There were nine clubs competing for the Cup. The 2018 winners were Eastwood Falcons and the Runners-Up, Clacton Knights.
Essex Walking Football League
16 St. Denis Close
Essex CO12 3SX
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