Sparks will fly this month when Brisbane corporate and community teams hit the sand for The Battle, a friendly (or fierce) beach volleyball tournament raising funds for gynaecological cancer sufferers.

Held on Friday 15 April, The Battle is an annual event run by Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation.

The first tournament was held in 2012 after a Queensland-based gynaecological cancer surgeon had a dream to create a fun and vibrant community event to raise money for research into gynaecological cancer and since then it’s seen over 200 teams compete and raised more than $430,000 towards the cause.

This year’s event will be hosted by Olympic Beach Volleyball gold medallist Natalie Cook, and will also feature gourmet food from the Standars Market Co., as well as tunes from the Hit105 street team.

Some of the big teams set for a battle show down this year are Ray White vs Place, Hit105 vs Channel 9 and Savills vs Urbis.

Why not join them and throw down a challenge to your biggest rivals?

With almost 5,000 Australian women diagnosed with gynaecological cancer each year (1,000 in Queensland alone), the grim reality is one in three women will not survive – and this Battle is for them!

The Battle will be held on Friday 15 April at Sandstorm Beach Club on Main Road at Nathan. To register a team in this years beach volleyball tournament (no beach volleyball experience required) visit