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Wing Sports Teams Go Head to Head

Article posted: Nov 01, 2008 by Flt Lt Waplington

Sunday 28th September saw the Wing enter teams into the Region Girls Hockey, Junior Boys Football, and Rugby 7’s Competition held at RAFC Cranwell.

Cadets came from across the Wing to take part in the Competition and certainly didn’t let themselves, their Squadrons or the Wing down.

The Rugby Team was at a slight disadvantage due to the number of players. But went out to prove they were a force to be reckoned with. Throughout the 1st game one of the team was injured, however they managed to work through the pain and carried on playing.
Despite further injuries the team fought on till the end and on the day were awarded 3rd place in the Competition.

However due to another team being disqualified the results were changed and the Wing managed to gain 2nd place overall and the team will be presented with their Silver medals at a suitable time.


Wing Rugby Team

The Football Team was an excellent turn-out and the team played with all the heart and enthusiasm that could be expected of them.

The team only lost one game throughout the Competition, and managed to walk away with the 2nd position on the day and the lads were awarded with their medals by Wing Cdr Dickinson – Officer Commanding South & East Midlands Wing.


Wing Football Team

The Hockey team also turned up and where a very determined team. They were very unlucky not to have won more of their games. However they still managed to walk away with 3rd in the overall competition.


Wing Hockey Team

Flt Lt Lynda Waplington – Wing Sports Officer Commented that it was an excellent start to the new Sports season, and hoped that the trend would continue for the rest of the year.

Wing Commander Dickinson added “I would like to thank all the Cadets and Staff Team for all the hard work in today’s competition. I am extremely proud of all the effort put into the day and the results achieved”


Full South and East Midlands Wing Team

Flt Lt Lynda Waplington
Wing Sports Officer