Warriors to host inaugural Cure Parkinson’s Cup football tournament

Warriors will be hosting the inaugural Cure Parkinson’s Cup in support of  The Cure Parkinson’s Trust at Sixways on Sunday April 19 next year.

The five-a-side football tournament will involve teams from across the UK and Europe and all the players will be Parkinson’s battlers.

The tournament will be fully inclusive so that players of all abilities, with any degree of Parkinson’s Disease symptoms, any age, gender or level of fitness can participate.

There will be matches and teams for players of all footballing abilities with matches in the group stage lasting ten minutes. There will then be a knockout stage followed by the final with the winners lifting the first Cure Parkinson’s Cup.

“Warriors are delighted to be hosting the inaugural Cure Parkinson’s Cup at Sixways,” said Warriors co-owner Jason Whittingham.

“As a community club we are pleased to be able to partner with Sport Parkinson’s in hosting this major event, and help raise awareness of the excellent work they do in promoting exercise and participation in sport by people with Parkinson’s Disease

“Alongside the competitive element of the football the event is set to raise money for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, a charity dedicated to finding a cure for this life-changing condition.

“We look forward to welcoming players, their families and supporters from Worcestershire, across the United Kingdom and countries further afield to Sixways.

“There will be plenty of off-field entertainment throughout the day and hopefully we can raise a sizeable sum of money for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.”

Entries are invited for whole teams, with a minimum of six players, or from individuals looking for a team to play in.

Teams can be registered at: play@cureparkinsonscup.com

Individuals will be allocated teams based on geographical location so that they can connect with each other, meet up and train ahead of the tournament. Individuals should email play@cureparkinsonscup.com with their name, address, contact details and football ability.

In addition to the football there will be plenty of activities to entertain the players, their families and supporters at Sixways on April 19 including a Fanzone, live music, children’s activities, food and drink, fun and games and celebrity appearances from the sporting and entertainment world.

Hotel rooms around Worcester for players and supporters have been reserved at preferential rates through Gullivers Sports Travel, Warriors’ Official Travel Partner.

For accommodation, interested parties should contact sales@gulliverstravel.co.uk and quote the reference SPCPT.

Sport Parkinson’s CIC promotes exercise and participation in sporting activities for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Sport Parkinson’s aim to encourage members and the wider Parkinson’s community to get active and take regular exercise to benefit their mental and physical health and improve their symptoms.

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust funds innovative research with the potential to slow, stop and reverse Parkinson’s.