Fancy playing an inch-perfect pass or hitting a powerful shot on the same, slick surface which graces Wembley Stadium? Want to line up alongside your favourite ex-pro?
Well now you can, thanks to our Female Copa Del Cure Leukaemia, a six-a-side female-only football tournament taking place at St George’s Park on Friday 1st March 2024.
Hosted on the day by BT Sport and Wimbledon presenter Kenzie Benali, each team will be coupled with a female football legends on the day, with former pros including the likes of Farrah Williams, Eartha Pond, Sue Smith, Laura Bassett and Claire Rafferty all taking part in recent years, as they look to lift the Female Copa Del Cure Leukaemia trophy.
Players can take advantage of the opportunity to live a day like the Lionesses, from getting changed in the official England changing rooms to featuring in matches on the FIFA-approved 3G pitches.
All the proceeds from the Copa Del Cure Leukaemia will be donated to Cure Leukaemia, and the ongoing battle to eradicate all forms of blood cancer, a disease which has affected many players and their families within football in recent years.
Supporting the team at Cure Leukaemia and the vital work they are doing is paramount to LDC. The inaugural Copa Del CL provided the ideal springboard; it is original, ambitious, engaging and team focused allowing our LDC colleagues to lace up their boots and show their on-field talents in a unique location alongside some of the great names of English football. We look forward to supporting Cure Leukaemia further and beyond with an even more exciting tournament.
I have played in two previous Copa Del CL’s and I was always nervous building up to the day, but seeing teams also bringing along female players, there is almost a sense of camaraderie when you see another female, even if she is on the other team.