Non-League Day on Saturday

Prostate Cancer UK will celebrate a ten-year milestone working with Non-League Day on Saturday – and broadcasting legend Jeff Stelling has challenged fans to attend a match to mark the occasion.

For the last decade, Prostate Cancer UK has worked side-by-side with the popular annual football matchday experience, raising money to fund lifesaving research and to increase the knowledge and awareness of prostate cancer – the most common cancer in men.

This year, clubs taking part will receive a limited edition matchday pennant marking the ten-year anniversary, showcasing their support for Prostate Cancer UK and continuing a theme of activity with the charity on the annual day since 2014.

From wig-wearing, branded armbands and a unique matchball inscribed by men affected by prostate cancer, to multiple matchday collections, ‘Man of Men’ badge-wearing, branded clubhouses, crossbar challenges and epic walks to games, Non-League Day has always caught the imagination among the grassroots game for those wishing to support Prostate Cancer UK.


Presenter and Prostate Cancer UK ambassador Jeff Stelling MBE will see his club Hartlepool United visit Eastleigh in the National League, one of 10 focus matches across the UK to mark the ten years.

He said: “Non-League Day is a really important – and influential campaign – something I always get behind. It’s such a good partnership which allows a brilliant charity which means so much to me to continue their lifesaving work across the football landscape. Non-League Day is the perfect platform to do that. See you there!”

Supporters across the UK can get involved on the day, from hosting a matchday collection, walking to the game or wearing the iconic Man of Men badge. Football fans can also check their risk of prostate cancer on the Non-League Day website ahead of day as well as finding a local fixture to attend.

A total of one in eight men will be affected with prostate cancer; the disease is curable if caught early, but early-stage prostate cancer often has no symptoms, so it is vital that men know their risk. Men are at higher risk if they are over 50, black or have a father or brother who has had prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer UK chief executive Laura Kerby said: “We are excited to be marking our tenth anniversary this year with Non-League Day and are delighted that so many clubs are taking part. Our continued collaboration will not only put us at the heart of the action, but will be a gamechanger for those men and their loved ones affected by prostate cancer.”