Last week saw yet another fantastic highlight of the sporting calendar when Team Forces, on behalf of UKAF Rugby, hosted nearly 400 sponsors and supporters at the Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester for the 2023 UK Armed Forces Remembrance match. A poignant fixture which, for the first time, featured the UKAF Women’s team up against formidable Premiership opponents; the Bristol Bears.
A very moving remembrance ceremony preceded the kick off between two very good women’s sides. A hard fought battle ensued with the UKAF putting in a spirited performance against a talented Bristol team with the military side failing to recover in the closing stages, losing 38-10. This was the first time the Women played centre stage for this annual UK Armed Forces Rugby fixture and despite the final score, the match provided some really excellent rugby and entertainment. Well done to both sides and of course the many sponsors that helped raise funds for the sport and the Poppy Appeal; another Remembrance match to remember.