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League Knockout Cup (in support of Prostate Cancer UK)    

"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 League Knockout Cup (in support of Prostate Cancer UK) Competition


A Club MUST enter a team of NINE players. This cup competition is MANDATORY therefore a club/team team must contain 3 over 50's players but under 60, the rest of the squad of nine need to be over 60's players. 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.


All proceeds inc. entry fees (less matchday fees) from the event are to be donated to Prostate Cancer UK. The competition entry fee must be made by bank transfer to the club organising the event no later than 7 days before the event. All clubs can make further donations to Prostate Cancer UK on the day. NB: All donations and competition entry fees (less matchday fees) will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK after the 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.


The format of the cup competition will be as follows:

  • Entry to this competition is mandatory for all EWFL clubs and shall be decided on an elimination basis.
  • A club must enter a team of NINE players. Each team/club can contain 3 over 50's players but under 60, the rest of the squad need to be over 60's players.
  • All current EWFL match day and Cup Competition Rules will apply.
  • All entry fees are to be paid by no later than seven days prior to the date of each fixture/round.
  • The EWFL shall have the power to decide whether the entrants shall be seeded and/or grouped by age and at what stage such seeding and groupings shall cease to apply.
  • The EWFL Committee shall make draws for each stage of the Competition by drawing the names of the entrants in pairs, each pair being termed a “tie”. In each tie the Club first drawn is referred to in these rules as the “home” Club, and the second drawn Club as the “away” Club. The Club winning the tie shall proceed to the next stage. The use of the words "home" and "away" for Cup Competition draw purposes has no relevance to where the "tie" is to be played.
  • In all League Knockout Cup fixtures including the Final and Semi-Finals, the EWFL shall determine the dates and times of when the matches shall be played. NB: The League Knockout Cup fixtures are expected to be part of any normal EWFL Division tournament and is therefore it is a mandatory cup competition for EWFL member clubs.
  • The duration of each match shall be to a maximum of thirty (30) minutes or a minimum of twenty (20) if at the expiration of this period, the scores are equal, the result of the match shall be determined by the taking of at least five kicks from the penalty mark to decide the winner.
  • The winners of each semi-final will play each other to contest for the League Knockout Cup.
  • The League Knockout Cup Final and any Third Place game will be played at a venue determined by the EWFL.
  • The winner of the trophy is to retain it for one year and it is to be returned to the EWFL when requested before the next League Knockout Cup begins.
  • The trophy will be handed to representatives of the winning Club on the understanding that within three days of its receipt an Agreement is signed between the EWFL and the winning Club.
  • The Committee shall be, for all intents and purposes be the legal owners of all EWFL cups and trophies, in trust for the League and shall also have responsibility for the financial management of all EWFL Competitions.
Prostate Cancer UK permission To Fundraise
Permission to Fundraise - Derek Murr.pdf
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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 2019 tournament was held at the Len Forge Centre, home of Eastwood Falcons WF on Sunday 14th July 2019. The 2019 winners were Leyton Orient and the Runners-Up, Wakering WF. The event raised £652.40 for Prostate Cancer UK.

EWFL Knockout Cup Winners 2019

Leyton Orient: Winners 2019

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