The Defence Academy’s ACSC 22 squad were victorious with a 17-11 win over the École de Guerre team on Wednesday 15 May 2019.
It was a hotly contested game between two sides showing mutual respect for each other. Hard defending by the Academy in the last 10 minutes of the match secured the win.
A perfect day out for all which included entertainment by Corps of Drums of the Grenadier Guards and pre-game ceremony of national anthems sung by The Defence Academy’s Military Wives Choir.
There was a cake sale in support of The Cottage Nursery and over £1286 raised for Help for Heroes.
Station Commander, Wing Commander Rob Hart and Paul Clarke, Head of Portfolio’s & Operations reflected on the match:
“A superb afternoon with fabulous weather, excellent play by both sides and seamless organisation. Well done and thank you to all involved ... It is this sort of event that makes the Defence Academy of the UK such a special place.”
“The Lerwill Cup is a fantastic occasion and long may it continue. It serves as an excellent platform for the Def Ac to maintain its international engagement with our partners. The game was very exciting with the French pressing all the time and if they could have finished some of the attacks they had the score line would have been much closer. My congratulations to the ACSC team who played with passion and in the correct spirit and came out as well deserved winners.”
Captain Karen McTear, Deputy Director ACSC said:
“The Lerwill Cup rugby match was a fantastic event, a very even game of rugby played in the true spirit of the game.
Many congratulations to the organisers and all those who supported them, for pulling the event together and for laying on an event with something for everyone. A good deal of money was raised for Help for Heroes and for the Cottage Nursery. Thank you to all who supported that. This was a genuine reflection of a great team effort both on and off the pitch.
The links that are forged through Defence Engagement activity like this endure for years to come and their value cannot be underestimated.”