Rugby forces go head-to-head
Published: 09 Mar 2017 updated: 13 Mar 2017
The RAF Police Rugby team (RAFPR) recently travelled to New York to participate in a number of Rugby Sevens high profile fixtures against the New York Police Department and the New York Fire Department.
As well as playing against some of New York's finest, the visit, co-funded by the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT), provided the team of 28 with opportunities to participate in coaching sessions with Play Rugby USA - a charity promoting sport for disadvantaged children. The RAFPR team also delivered presentations on the role of the RAF Police to Columbia and New York Metropolitan Universities.
Cpl R Wynn said: "The trip was highly successful on the rugby pitch; however, the abiding memory for the team will be the work that was carried out with Play Rugby USA providing coaching clinics for underprivileged children across the USA. This would not have been possible without the generous help of the Trust.
"We visited schools all over New York including Brooklyn,
The Bronx and Harlam to engage with children ranging from four to fourteen
which was a very humbling experience with many of the children playing in their
school uniform due to having nothing else available to them.