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RAF Festival of Football

The RAF Festival of Football is the main event of the RAF Football Association’s year – and this year was no different. Teams from all parts of the RAF took part as the tournament which was held at Pride Park, Derby on 2 February 2011.

The RAF Benevolent Fund took pride of place as the chosen service charity, and Robbie Savage and Nigel Clough from Derby County FC dropped in to show their support.

Paul Hewson, RAFBF Regional Director commented:

"The RAF Benevolent Fund is delighted to be the RAF FA’s chosen charity in 2011. Events like the Festival of Football show off the enormous enthusiasm there is within the Service for the sport, and explains why the RAFBF is working so closely with RAF Football this year. 

"Football plays a central role in maintaining morale among RAF personnel, a task which is one of our key charitable objectives. This is also the driving force behind our Airplay programme, which is building new artificial games areas at RAF stations across the UK."

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