RAF Akrotiri International 10's Festival of Rugby
2015 Tournament: 18th - 22nd May
The Community at it’s Best!
Welcome to the RAF Akrotiri International Rugby 10s. By kind permission of the RAF Akrotiri Station Commander the tournament will be held over the period 18th – 22nd May 2015. In this its 31st year the organisers are again hoping to build on the successes of recent years and provide a truly exceptional tournament with competitive standards for all cementing the Akrotiri Tens tournament as perhaps the last and best overseas sporting venture in defence.
In 2015 our aim is to incorporate 4 separate levels of tournament: Senior, Ladies, Vets and Children’s. Thus ensuring the tournament reaches all parts of the community, adding to the whole atmosphere of the competition and as a consequence this is reflected in this year’s aims. Civilian teams are welcome to apply but teams should note that accommodation and travel cannot be provided by RAF Akrotiri.
So what are the aims of the Tournament? There are 5 specific aims for the Akrotiri International 10s, these aims are as follows:
• To encourage and promote Rugby at all levels
• Encourage and promote community and team spirit
• Raise money for Stn Welfare and Stn Charities
• Ensure good Public Relations and Publicity for RAF Akrotiri, BFC, the Sponsors of the 10s and the Military as a whole
• Enjoyment for participants and Akrotiri/BFC community
Again, during the tournament week, there will be a comprehensive entertainment programme culminating in the traditional final night concert. As well as the entertainments programme, we will again have a wide range of merchandise available for purchase. The schedule for the week is still being constructed and will be published at a later date.
We have engaged with Monarch Airlines who have offered a very competitive price with return airfare starting at £239pp, further details can be obtained by contacting the DProjO through the Contact us link.
The schedule for the week can be found here.