San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The 2nd Annual Manchester Bank Derby will see Barclays Plc and Santander go head to head on the 28th May 2017 at FC United of Manchester.
Barclays PLC claimed the win at the first Manchester Bank Derby in July 2016 winning by 7-4, Santander are out for revenge and hoping to make it one a peice.
This is a fantastic opportunity for two of the leading banks to play against each other in a renowned Red v Blue Manchester Derby whilst raising money for charity. BaggyTrousersUK raises awareness of Testicular Cancer to boys and men aged 15-49 and offers support to those affected by Testicular Cancer.
Thanks to our headline sponsor (Williams Deli) the match will be played at FC United of Manchester, the game will start at 1pm and will be played for a full 90 minutes with a 15 minute half time break. Water and Recovery drinks are being provided by GO Hard for the players. Everyone is welcome to join the players in the club bar after the match, boxer Brian Rose will be presenting the trophy to the bank derby winners, the bar will be open and the food is free, raffle and auction winners will be announced after the presentation. The club bar will be open before and after the match.
The game itself will see bankers, managers, branch managers, mortgage advisors and clients come together to play football. Special guests will be Brian “The Lion” Rose, Brian opened his own boxing gym (BR Boxing and Fitness) and kindly sponsored Barclays football kit, High performance sports consultant Martin Robert Hall will be playing for the reds again along with potential other special guests playing against each other to claim that Derby winning title.
Barclays Plc captain Aaron Gorman said “Last year we launched the Manchester Bank Derby with the goal of making the event the charity's biggest fundraiser to date.... we achieved this and are now looking to make it bigger and better! My team we're proud of our victory, but ultimately even prouder of our contribution of spreading awareness of testicular cancer. We are confident we will deliver again in the rematch!”
Santander captain Simon Hardman picked up an injury in the first game, he has made a full recovery and is match fit again, the reds will be training in the lead up to the game, Simon said “The eagerly awaited rematch is on the horizon, and this year is going to be bigger and better and a Santander victory to even the contest up. After last year’s roaring success, we are hoping to improve people’s knowledge around Testicular Cancer whilst raising as much money as we can for such a worthy cause. This year we have better facilities to do this and I hope we get a great turn out like we did last year. Myself, Aaron and Jack have put a lot of work into organising this event and I hope we can go one step further this year which will help BaggyTrousersUK continue developing as an organisation and raising awareness of Testicular Cancer.”
***TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED AT THE TURNSTILES BEFORE 1PM***
BaggyTrousersUK founder Jack Broadley, a survivor of Testicular Cancer, said “I’m really grateful that Barclays have agreed to match fund this event. We can do so much with this money to help save the lives of boys and men. I would like to thank both Aaron Gorman and Simon Hardman for all their efforts in making this event happen.”
BaggyTrousersUK is a Registered Charity in England and Wales. Charity Number, 1160724.