Tranmere Rovers FC’s players become ‘calendar boys’ to raise money and awareness for Prostrate Cancer UK
TRANMERE’S flying start to the League One season saw them sprint into second place after the first month of games. Now the Prenton Park players aim to show they are top of the league material in the beefcake stakes too, while supporting a cancer charity at the same time.
This week, the Rovers squad were put through a photo-shoot of a different kind, stripping off their shirts for a 2013 club calender that will reaise money for Prostate Cancer UK, the official charity of the Football League.
The pictures have been done in the best possible taste and manager Ronnie admits some members of his squad enjoyed the experience of being glamour models for the day.
“It is a little bit of fun which is going to raise some money for charity,” Moore said. “One or two of our lads, the likes of Adam McGurk and Paul Black, will have loved it.
“You won’t see me showing off a six-pack, though. There were no good looking footballers here when I was a player. Now one or two of them look like film stars and it worries me. I prefer to see one or two with little scars on their faces or a broken nose!”
Tranmere chief executive Mick Horton said: “We’re delighted to be able to help raise awareness of prostate cancer and funds for a very important charity.
“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men with 37,000 diagnosed with it each year in the UK. It will be a bit different to our usual calendar but I’m sure the players will all enjoy taking part and it will all be in good taste. Hopefully it will be a big hit with our supporters. The calendar isn’t the end of our fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK, it will be ongoing this season. In March we’ll be playing in a special set of kits with the Prostate Cancer UK logo on donated to us by our technical partner, Fila, which will be auctioned off to raise funds.”