Keepmoat hosts Forces Touch Rugby competition
Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium hosted a Forces Touch Rugby competition on Sunday which involved Thorne Police, RAF, Scarborough Barracks, Humberside Fire & Rescue, Marshgate Prison and a Combined Services Team.
The event was the first forces touch comp that had been held by the club proved a great success and will be run as annual event. The competition was run in line with the first team game which was in memory of Liam Maughan who died while serving for his country in Afghanistan.
Liam was part of the Three Rifles and a donation from both the comp and the club will be made to the “Care for Casualties” charity.
The competition was won by Humberside Fire & Rescue, who beat the RAF in the final.
Community Coach Martin Rowlands said: “Today was a great success, everyone who took part really enjoyed the day and the teams are already looking forward to the next year’s event which we hope will be even bigger.
“All games were played in great spirit; I would personally like to thank all the teams who entered, also to Lee from Southend Fisheries of Thorne who very kindly sponsored the event.
Sgt Rich Lewis 219 Tpt Sqn RLC (V) said: “Anytime a member of the armed forces is killed or injured it’s a tragedy.
Martin and the team at the Dons have done is an excellent way of raising much needed funds for forces charities and reminding the public of the ultimate sacrifice that Liam made and the sacrifices service personnel are making on a daily basis, under the harshest of conditions many thousands of miles from home.
“I’d like to thank Martin and his team on behalf of every member of the armed forces for organising this event and look forward to this becoming a regular date on our calendar.”