Footballers aim to kick out at testicular cancer at the New York Stadium

By Michael Upton | 10/05/2017

Footballers aim to kick out at testicular cancer at the New York Stadium
Swallownest Bethesda FC - Andy Knighton is pictured fifth from the right on the back row.

TWO teams of mates will kick off at the New York Stadium in a bid to stamp out testicular cancer.

Andy Knighton has organised the game at Rotherham United's home next Saturday in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The 22-year-old, who is originally from Aston, has recruited the members of his six-a-side team and local league side Swallownest Bethesda to raise awareness of testicular cancer and money for the charity.

“I have known of lots of people that have had it but nothing seems to be done to beat it,” he said.

“I wanted to do something a bit different to support the research.”

The 11-a-side match kicks off at 6.30pm and entry is £2.

Among those taking part is Sheffield Wednesday fan Jack Trueman, who has agreed to change his Facebook profile picture for a month to one of him wearing Rotherham United kit for every £100 pledged.

Match co-organiser Adam Kuleszka said: “He has got £700 so far so that means the picture will stay up for seven month.”

The friends have also launched a raffle and an auction featuring Sheffield Wednesday and United memorabilia and for Cancer Research UK.

You can find more details of the event and the auction at

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