REDDITCH United under-13s girls team broke with decades of tradition and sported the colour orange – in a bid to give cancer a kicking and save lives.

The players and their coach, Paul West, got decked out in bright orange - the colour of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign - to raise awareness and encourage people to sign up for a free fundraising pack.

Stand Up To Cancer is a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, which unites scientists, celebrities and communities all over the UK.

The Reds will be donning an orange kit – featuring war paint, Stand Up To Cancer t-shirts and orange and black striped socks.

Team coach and manager, Paul West, said: “We’re proud to switch our team colour and show our support for Stand Up To Cancer by dressing up in orange. It’s a fun and easy way to get involved and help raise vital cash.

“Stand Up To Cancer is very close to our hearts as we lost the club’s much-loved vice chairman Sallie Swan to breast cancer in 2016.”

Sallie was a driving force in rebuilding Redditch United after taking over the club with husband Chris Swan, the current chairman.

Sallie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and fought the disease bravely for many years.

This autumn Channel 4 will once again bring the brightest stars from show business together in a dedicated season of Stand Up To Cancer programming, culminating with a night of live television on Friday, October 26.