The Melbourne University Northern Blacks and Eastern Falcons will play the first ever VT League 'Call to Arms' match on Sunday 9 Febuary to raise funds for Cancer Research.
In a first for Touch Football in Victoria, the two teams will use their round 14 game to promote awareness of cancer in Men by wearing yellow socks and arm bands.
Blacks Captain Tristan Harris said the team was excited about the prospect of taking part. "It's an occasion I know the boys are ready to step up for. It's always a great game between us and Falcons, so hopefully we can put on a show for a few people that wouldn't normally see much touch, whilst raising some money for a great cause."
With 1 in 2 men being diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, Falcons Captain Vincent Demaria was equally excited about the opportunity for his team to take part. "It's a great chance to help raise valuable funds for the Cancer Council. They do some great work. We've got a young team, and they are really excited about being involved. It's hopefully an event we can grow as well."
It is an important game for both teams as they head into finals two weeks later aiming to have a big impact. "This game is pivotal for both teams as we try to push for a top two birth and a strong run into finals" said Harris.
Touch Football Victoria have been very supportive of the event, offering for some takings from the canteen for the day will be donated to the cause. There will also be a bbq on the day, with all proceeds going straight to the cause.
Touch Football is a sport for people of all ages and sexes, keeping fit and active can help reduce the risk of developing cancer.
Melbourne University Northern Blacks vs Eastern Falcons
When: Sunday 9 February, game taps off at 11.10am
Where: Elwood Park Touch Fields, Head Street, Elwood
There are plenty of other games to watch throughout the day. Come down, grab a sausage from the bbq, watch some of the Victoria's best touch football and help fight cancer. If you can't make it down on the day, but still want to donate to the cause you do so via the Cancer Council event page here.