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St Albans Centurions are proud to announce that they will be playing a friendly game against the British Army Rugby League team at 6.45pm on Wednesday 7th August at their Toulmin Drive ground in St Albans. The Army requested this game as a warm up match before the start of their Inter Services Rugby League Tournament against the Navy and RAF that begins later in August.
St Albans Centurions are also using this game as an opportunity to raise money for the Army charity 'TROOPAID'. The Mayor of St Albans will also be attending.
Centurions chairman Brian parker said " TROOP AID was founded in November 2006 by three ex servicemen as a result of a visit to Selly Oak Hospital’s Alexandra Wing in Birmingham. This is the home of the Defence Medical Welfare Services who are responsible for the welfare of all Armed Forces Personnel, male and female who have been injured during the conflict in Afghanistan and elsewhere. They found that when injured troops return to the United Kingdom from the war zones they arrive back without their personal effects or clothing, just what they are wearing. The objective of TROOP AID is to support them for their first few days of recouperation by providing the basic essentials that they need upon arrival at hospital and for the next few days until family or friends can get things sorted. All funding to this charity is voluntary, which is why we decided to help. Admission to the game is free, and there will be a beer and refreshment tent on site. However, we will be passing a bucket round for any donations to this worthy charity. After the game there is an open invitation for everyone to come back to our clubhouse where refreshments will be available."
Edited by Exiled Townie, 01 August 2013 - 12:35 PM.