Sports Interactive supports launch of Prostate FC
We are proud to be supporting Prostate FC, the new community for football content, events, fundraising and volunteering set up by Prostate Cancer UK.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with more than 52,000 diagnosed every year and one person dying of it every 45 minutes.
Prostate FC offers football fans who care about prostate cancer the tactics to take on the disease from the pitch, the sofa and the stands, surpassing rivalries and uniting them behind a disease which is killing their teammates.
From managers wearing the ‘Man of Men’ badge on touchlines, broadcasting legends marching across the UK, Prostate FC is a like-minded community for a charity who have been saving lives in their work in the beautiful game for more than a decade.
Former Luton Town and England striker Mick Harford is leading a star-studded Prostate FC squad that also includes legendary Sky Sports Soccer Saturday presenter Jeff Stelling, former England star Les Ferdinand, former Charlton Athletic boss Chris Powell, social media trailblazer Robbie Lyle and the family of Ray Clemence, who passed away from prostate cancer in 2020.
We’ve had a strong relationship with Prostate Cancer UK over the years, featuring them in our Football Manager games and working with one of our researchers to raise more than £3,000 for them in 2022. As such, we’re proud to join the Prostate FC team and feature their adverts in our in-game LED adverts.
Jeff Stelling, who has walked 33 marathons for Prostate Cancer UK since 2016 and raised around £1.4m, said: “I’m delighted to sign for the biggest team in football, Prostate FC, Prostate Cancer UK's supersized squad of clubs, fans, managers and football personalities working together across the football industry to help beat the most common cancer in men.
“1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer. Increasing to 1 in 4 amongst black men. That’s a dad, son, brother or partner. That’s our team-mate.
“I’ve met those men and families affected and those scientists that are shaping those changes. We’re coming together to raise awareness of a disease that kills one man every 45 minutes and raise vital funds for lifesaving research.”
Prostate FC is free to join, allowing you to access lifesaving information about prostate cancer and find out how you can help save men’s lives.