Canaries' keeper Angus Gunn has thrown his weight behind a city cancer charity as he becomes its latest ambassador.

Gunn has become the figurehead for Norwich testicular cancer charity, It's On The Ball, which aims to raise awareness of the disease and support those with it.

The Norwich City star was chosen by bosses at the charity who say he is of the age where men need to be most aware of checking their balls for lumps and irregularities.

Chairman John Overton said the footballer was an inspiration to young people who he had been pursuing to take up the role for some time.

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Mr Overton said: "He's delighted to be involved, we've been talking to him for a long time and he's always been keen, it was just a matter of when.

"It's something which is close to the club as Dan Barden spotted something wrong when he was showering while playing in Scotland and it was because he attended one of our presentations he knew what to do.

"We wanted Angus because of his profile in the sport where you've already had John Hartson who ignored it and the cancer spread.

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"It's a cancer which affects young men, the average age of someone getting it is 40, so quite a lot of those at risk will be either in football or fans of it."

The charity has also hosted presentations at Colney for Norwich City male youth teams on how to spot problems.

Mr Overton added: "Angus is at the age of people we need to reach and in the showers after the game is the perfect time to find issues.

"The only difference is that while women are good at talking about these issues, us men aren't.

"We try to make our presentations serious, but not boring in order to keep people engaged."

It comes after the charity sponsored rising 600 class motorcycle racer, Matt Finch, who had testicular cancer but has now made a full recovery and has even raced at Snetterton.