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Footy comp to aid cancer research

Nathan Roughead, pictured with Zhi Smilling and Dylan Brown, has organised the Roughy Beach Touch Footy Fundraiser.
Nathan Roughead, pictured with Zhi Smilling and Dylan Brown, has organised the Roughy Beach Touch Footy Fundraiser. John Gass

NATHAN Roughead lost his father Peter 'roughy' Roughead last May, so in honour of his dad and to raise funds for cancer research and care, Nathan has organised a mixed touch footy competition to be held on November 3.

Nathan said he hoped to gather 16 teams of eight players each and every team would have to include two girls.

"During the matches, each team will have to field at least one girl," Nathan said.

The games will be played in front of the Coolangatta Hotel which has come onboard as a major sponsor.

"We'll hold the presentations at the hotel afterwards and hope to attract plenty of locals.

"Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way and it isn't until you have, that you know what life is really worth."

Nathan said his father battled with lung cancer for more than two years and never gave up.

"Dad was a really strong guy who never was going to go."

The competition dubbed the 'Roughy Beach Touch Footy Fundraiser' will start at 7am, and although the main focus is on football, young and old can enjoy face-painting, raffles and a jumping castle.

Teams are able to register by visiting rbtf-fundraiser.com. The sign-up cost will be $450 per team.

All proceeds will go to the Cancer Council Queensland and the Tweed Cancer Care Unit at Tweed Heads Hospital.

Topics:  cancer council queensland, fundraiser, health, sport, touch football



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