‘FISH on Five’ presenter Nick Hancock launched the biggest angling match the
The event, which has the backing of the Angling Trade Association and the Environment Agency, will raise money to help Sport Relief tackle poverty and disadvantage here at home and overseas. The Megamatch forms part of a nationwide campaign that will bring the world of sport together and culminates with the biggest match in history at venues up and down the
Sport Relief is inviting anglers across the
Anglers are asked to donate their entry fee and get sponsored to take part. Winners of each angling Megamatch will be in with the chance of winning the fantastic prize of a days’ fishing with the BBC Radio Five Live Fish on Five crew.
Kevin Cahill, Chief Executive, Comic Relief said: “Seeing that angling is the nations most popular participation sport, we are hoping thousands of avid anglers will sign up for the Sport Relief `Midsummer Megamatch. Anglers can also go the extra mile for Sport Relief by participating in the Mile events on 10 July.”
Bob Nudd added: “It is great to be involved in a nationwide event of this nature. There are thousands of miles of fishable rivers, canals, lakes and coastline in the
Sport Relief was set up by Comic Relief and BBC Sport to tackle poverty and disadvantage here at home and overseas. Uniting sport fans and megastars, the first ever Sport Relief held in 2002 raised a staggering £14.4 million. This cash is working to level the playing field in the
Overseas Sport Relief is working to ensure that children who are forced to work, or who are completely on their own in the world, get a proper education and fulfil their potential.
If you what to get involved in the angling Megamatch or organise a local angling event for Sport Relief ’04 visit the web site www.sportrelief.com/angling .