Roccer scores for Pretty n Pink
The annual football tournament Roccer came together for their seventh annual outing recently supporting the work of local breast cancer charity Pretty ‘N’ Pink.
The tournament, made up of teams from local bars, clubs and musicians, is the brainchild of BBC Radio Ulster DJ Rigsy. Starting the event back in 2003 at Avoneill in East Belfast with just eight teams, the tournament has now grown to a staggering 24 teams who now kick off from their new home at the Olympia Leisure Centre in Belfast.
The Stiff Kitten, Limelight, Dr:nk, Robinson's, Mint and Morrison's were just some of the teams that played in June, while team Octobomb, a collective of DJs and friend rose to the top of the league table to be crowned eventual winners of the 2010 Roccer tournament, beating Shine into second place. Roccer raised a staggering £4500 for local breast cancer charity, Pretty ‘N’ Pink.
Rigsy commented, “This year has been the biggest tournament to date. I am delighted with the support and turnout from the players and spectators all supporting a great cause. I’m looking forward 2011 for the eight successive year which will yet again see the bars and DJs battle it out for the coveted Roccer trophy.”
Noleen Adair, founder of Pretty ‘N’ Pink said, “I am delighted that Roccer has raised a fantastic amount of money for the charity. The money will go directly to supporting breast cancer patients and their families right here in Northern Ireland. The support of Roccer, Rigsy and the entrants enable the charity to enrich the lives of many people across the province.”