BT RAF Rugby Sponsorship launch


We recently announced that we had been chosen as the official partner of the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) annual Inter-Services Rugby Union Competition, in what will the RAF’s centenary year. As the UK’s largest employer of former military personnel and Reservists, we’re incredibly proud to expand our long-standing relationship with the Armed Forces to include one of its most popular sporting events.

Every year, teams from across the UK Armed forces come together to compete for the prestigious Inter-Services trophy. As well as promoting fitness and wellbeing within the Armed Forces, this competition also gives rugby union enthusiasts the chance to see the sport played at a very high level – the biggest matches attract crowds of 90,000 spectators. The Inter-Services Rugby Union Competition also encourages greater participation in the game within the RAF, Army and Navy.

During our launch event, Air Marshal Phil Osborn CBE – RAF Rugby Union President and Chief of Defence Intelligence – used his opening address to praise the dedication, talent and commitment of the those involved. He also outlined how the RAF’s centenary provides a massive opportunity to maximise support and build on the recent successes.

For more information about our partnership, read our press release.

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