The Football League have confirmed that for the 2012/13 season they will partner the Prostate Cancer Charity accross the 72 clubs following a vote by more than 65,000 English soccer fans.
In the official press release from the Football League they confirmed
'There will also be a dedicated week of action in 2013 and presence at each of the five Football League finals.'
“Congratulations to The Prostate Cancer Charity on their selection as our 2012/13 official charity partner," said Football League chairman Greg Clarke. "The competition was extremely tough again this year, with all six shortlisted organisations presenting very worthy causes and specialised plans to engage with all 72 Football League communities. I would like to thank all those who took the time to vote. I’m sure that Football League fans up and down the country will continue the incredible support they have shown our chosen charities over the last three seasons.”
Owen Sharp, the charity's chief executive, commented
“This is the biggest cancer in men and football is the biggest sport for reaching and involving men. So, partnering with the Football League is an incredible opportunity for us to reach and support thousands of football-mad men who will face this cancer. To put it into a match day context, between the time a supporter goes through the turnstile, watches the game, gets a half-time cuppa, and then leaves the ground after the final whistle, two men have died from prostate cancer. That is why we are so grateful to be able to work with The Football League and its 72 clubs and communities to raise funds and help us fight this disease.”
For more information on The Prostate Cancer Charity, please visit: www.prostate-cancer.org.uk