Movember 2015 kicks-off early this year!The Football League and Mitre have teamed up to back the campaign by using a special ‘Mo’ branded Delta Hyperseam Fluo ball in all of this weekend’s fixtures, starting with this evening’s clash between Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers.
After the completion of the matches clubs are being asked to have the balls signed by their respective first team squads and auction them off to help raise vital funds for Movember, the men’s health organisation whose cause areas are prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.
The new Mitre Delta Hyperseam is the Official Match Ball of The Football League – the Fluo version makes its debut this weekend and will be used until the end of February. The special 'mo' branded balls will be used in all 36 Sky Bet Football League matches this weekend (all kick-offs are Saturday at 3pm unless stated):
Sky Bet Championship
Birmingham City v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Saturday, 12:30pm)
Brentford v Queens Park Rangers (Friday 7:45pm)
Bristol City v Fulham
Burnley v Huddersfield Town
Derby County v Rotherham United
Ipswich Town v Cardiff City
Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers (Thursday, 7:45pm)
Middlesbrough v Charlton Athletic
Milton Keynes Dons v Hull City
Preston North End v Bolton Wanderers (Saturday, 6pm)
Reading v Brighton & Hove Albion
Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest
Sky Bet League 1
Bury v Blackpool
Coventry City v Peterborough United
Crewe Alexandra v Sheffield United
Doncaster Rovers v Colchester United
Fleetwood Town v Chesterfield
Millwall v Bradford City
Oldham Athletic v Burton Albion
Port Vale v Shrewsbury Town
Scunthorpe United v Barnsley
Southend United v Rochdale
Walsall v Gillingham
Wigan Athletic v Swindon Town
Sky Bet League 2
AFC Wimbledon v Hartlepool United (Saturday, 2pm)
Barnet v Exeter City
Cambridge United v Bristol Rovers (Friday 7:45pm)
Carlisle United v Yeovil Town (Saturday, 12:30pm)
Crawley Town v York City
Dagenham & Redbridge v Luton Town (Sunday, 2pm)
Leyton Orient v Accrington Stanley
Mansfield Town v Wycombe Wanderers
Newport County v Northampton Town
Notts County v Portsmouth
Plymouth Argyle v Morecambe
Stevenage v Oxford United
Last year, Movember raised over £50,000 through The Football League community and is once again asking fans to take up the challenge of growing a mo or, alternatively this year, committing to MOVE to raise awareness and funds for men’s health.
As Mo Bros unite and clean shave on the first of the month, they become walking, talking billboards helping to generate awareness and raise vital funds as they wear Movember’s hairy ribbon, the moustache for 30 days.
Even though the Movember Foundation will always be all about the moustache, there is now more than one way to champion men’s health next month. MOVE is a new initiative encouraging Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to get physically active and make a commitment to improve their health while raising funds. The challenge is to MOVE every day of Movember – 30 MOVEs in 30 days. How you MOVE each day is up to you. Whether it’s a workout one day, walking 30 minutes to work the next, a game of ping pong or an epic bike ride, no MOVE is too big or small.
Football supporters, whether male or female, can sign up now at www.movember.com to grow, give or MOVE for the 30 days of Movember.