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Football Match Raises Funds & Awareness

The persistent rain and dismal weather conditions didn’t dampen the spirits of the Wales Veterans Football Association as they supported Prostate Cymru, the leading prostate health charity in Wales, on Saturday 15th December.

Forty eight players between 45 and 65 years old took part in special charity matches at the prestigious Dragon Park in Newport to raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cymru. Dragon Park is the exciting state of the art development ground for Welsh Football and the players were honoured to be playing at such a highly regarded sporting venue.

Prostate Cymru’s awareness volunteer Simon Marriott was on hand throughout the afternoon to raise awareness of prostate issues including benign prostate disease and prostate cancer. During the event Simon, on behalf of the charity, accepted a cheque for £2000 from the Wales Veterans Football Association.

Originally established in 2009 and rebranded in 2016 the Wales Veterans Football Association is backed by the Football Association of Wales and the South Wales Football Association. The organisation aims to positively promote the game of association football and endeavour to provide competitive playing opportunities for everyone over 40 years of age.

The association boasts around 1200 registered players, ranging in age from 45 to 73, who compete regularly in the over 40, 45, 50 and 55 age group leagues. The association use the power of sport to help improve health and fitness levels and combat the effects of solitude and isolation amongst the over 40s age group.

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