Match of the Round

The Nathan Blakey Memorial Movember Cup 2016

The 2016 edition of the Movember Cup is set for this weekend at the Burnage Rugby Club. The annual event is organised by the mighty Manchester Mosquitoes with the latest instalment of the tournament involving six men’s and two women’s teams.

The men’s competition will involve a single league table with each team playing two other teams, making it six games in total during the group stage. Games will consist two 15-minute halves with a five-minute half-time.

Following the group stages, teams will be competing for their Movember Cup ranking. First will play second, third vs. fourth, then fifth vs. sixth. Alongside the main tournament and the women’s game a variety of awards will be given. The ‘Best Mo’ and ‘Be Better Mo’ titles will be awarded along with the ‘Best on Ground’ for both the men’s and women’s tournaments.

Throughout the day there will be a bar and BBQ open to all, as well as a raffle, with profits going towards the Movember charity.

Full tournament schedule:

1100 – Mozzies 1s v Rams & Wolves v UoB 2s

1150 – Rams v UoB 1s & UoB 2s v Mozzies 2s

1240 – Mozzies 1s v UoB 1s & Mozzies 2s v Wolves

1330 – 3rd v 4th & 5th v 6th

1415 – 1st v 2nd

1500 – Women’s Exhibition

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Additional information on the Movember charity:

Movember is “the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale” (uk.movember.com). The charity focuses mainly on prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

“Suicide is the biggest cause of death in men under the age of 35. Every hour 35 men lose their lives due to prostate cancer. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men under 40”.

Movember helps fund over 1200 project across the globe to help give men the facts about their health, change their health behaviour for the better (with regular checking of their testicles, prostate and mental health) and develop accessible health services for men.

If you would like to find out more information on Movember, please visit uk.movember.com.

If you’re are available to assist with volunteering please contact president@manchesteraussierules.com to submit an your interest.

Special thanks to Ben Sweetman for providing a great overview into the Movember Cup.