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The Nick Mowl Cup

By Luke Turner

The family-fun day takes place tomorrow from 9:30am...

Following last year’s success, this year’s Nick Mowl Cup takes place at the Automated Technology Group Stadium tomorrow (Monday 6th May).

The six-a-side charity football competition is held in memory of former Solihull Borough player Nick Mowl, who committed suicide in May 2017 at the age of just 41.

The tournament will commence at 9.30am with an under 11’s and under 13’s event – both will be supported by 12 teams. This is followed by the open age event, commencing at 12.30pm (supported by 24 teams). The early games of both events will be played on a league basis with the winners and runners-up of each group then moving to a knockout competition. Keep an eye out for the Solihull Moors teams entered in the tournament, along with a host of stars - past and present - from Midlands football.

As well as the football, there will be bouncy castles, stalls, face painting, raffles, inflatables and a chance to meet football mascots.

Again, all money raised will donated to the Kaleidoscope Plus Group - a leading Midlands-based health and wellbeing charity and will be used to deliver a Suicide Prevention Text Line Service. This service, it is hoped, will help keep individuals safe, until they receive the practical medical intervention that they need.

Last year’s event raised over £10,000 and that total is already close to being broken this year. £100,000 is the amount needed to set-up this service and run it for a year - to date, in conjunction with Kaleidoscope, £80,000 has been raised.

So far, £9,500 has been raised for this year’s event so your support is appreciated in helping reach the target of £20,000 needed to set up the Suicide Prevention Text Line Service.

More information can be found on the Nick Mowl Cup and Kaleidoscope websites.

Image credit - Roy Smiljanic

Updated 12:38 - 5 May 2019 by Luke Turner

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