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Champion of Champions Men’s Lawn Bowls Philippines

Sunday, July 26th, 2009
Philippine Lawn Bowls Team in Scotland August 2009
Photo courtesy Martyn Willes

UPDATED 29/7/2009

Champion of Champions Men's Lawn Bowls Team Philippines Wins Bronze! bringing their 5-year total to 100 international medals in lawn bowls championships - the most of any Philippine Olympic Squad. Congratulations to Emman Portacio.

The 2009 Champion of Champions Lawn Bowls Competition, took place in Ayr, Scotland, and featured only Emman Portacio (playing here in the red shirt) from the Philippines' Olympic Squad. Nomad Sports Club members and Etihad Airways sponsored Emman's airfares and accommodation. The two-week-long Champion of Champions Lawn Bowls competition is held every year at different venues around the World.

Asian 5 Nations Rugby Tournament

Saturday, July 4th, 2009
5 Nation Rugby Nomad Sports Club
Photo courtesy Bernadette Villaluz

UPDATED 04/07/2009

Finals match (04/07/09) full-time score: Philippines 25 - Guam 0. Although the win was a clear demonstration of the skill and stamina of the Philippine rugby team, the score line does not reflect the tenacity of the Guamanians who nevertheless came very close to scoring in the closing minutes of the game. Team Philippines now move up to Division 2 of Asian 5 Nations Rugby.

Due to a late venue change, Nomad Sports Club is now hosting the first ever Division 3 Asian 5 Nations Rugby Tournament on Saturday, 4th July. Americans also welcome!

There are large crowds expected for this first ever at Nomad Sports Club so come early to secure your spectator spot for the Asian 5 Nations Rugby Tournament and support the best of the Philippine National Rugby Team.

If you have not been to the Nomad Sports Club for a while then you will be pleased to know that you no longer run the risk of getting lost in Merville Park (just South of the airport) and missing the game. You can go direct to the Nomad Sports Club's new entrance along Moonwalk

Veterans 7-a-side Football Tournament

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Image Courtesy Nomad Sports Club

The annual Veterans 7-a-side Football Tournament will be held this year at the Nomad Sports Club on 28th February and 1st March, 2009. The Veterans 7-a-side Football Tournament was originally organised to give veterans (those rendered competent through trial and experience) of all nationalities a chance to experience once again their youthful poise and listen to applause rippling around the grounds as they loft a lazy goal past a slightly too rotund goalkeeper.

Today, however, the competition is taken very seriously on the football (' soccer ' to the rest of the World) field and participating veterans train for weeks before the event to maximise their chance of success for their team

Manila 10s International Rugby Festival 2009

Friday, February 13th, 2009
Photograph, Philippine Manila 10s International Rugby Festival
Photo courtesy Bernadette Villaluz

Manila 10s International Rugby Festival 2009 will be held at the premier international sports club in the Philippines - Nomad Sports Club, Merville Park, Parañaque City 20th - 22nd March.

2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the Manila 10s International Rugby Festival at the Nomad Sports Club, attracting competitors and spectators from all around the World to celebrate their passion for the sport of rugby or to meet thousands of old friends and make hundreds of new ones, in preparation to meet them as old friends again next year. This year, with travel and tourism incentives that make a difference, as many as 5000 spectators are expected during the three days of competition.

Philippine International Cricket Sixes 2009

Friday, January 23rd, 2009
Photograph, Philippine International Cricket
Photo courtesy Martyn Willes

Philippine International Cricket Sixes 2009, will be held at the Parade Ground, Clark Field, Angeles City, Pampanga, on 20th - 22nd February.

The Philippine International Cricket Sixes at Clark Field marks the second time this annual celebration of international cricket comes to the Philippines. Teams will arrive from almost all cricket playing nations to Clark Field and Angeles City, to enjoy a weekend of gentlemanly sports. The sound of leather on willow will echo around historic Fort Stotsenburg to much applause, the passion for victory between the wickets will be running high.

Birders, Twitchers Get Aced

Thursday, December 18th, 2008
Photograph white throated kingfisher, Subic Bay

The Philippines Tourism Minister, Joseph “Ace” Durano, was in the U.K. recently, extolling the virtues of birdwatching vacations around the Philippines. There is no doubt that the Philippine islands, and nearby Borneo, offer some of the most exciting and diverse environments where to photograph some of the World's rarest birds.

Anecdotal evidence collected during the past decade suggests that the Philippines in particular is enjoying a resurgence in many bird populations. For example, just last weekend, on Manila Bay, a unusually large flock of 228 birds, identified as black-napped terns, was observed frolicking and fishing about two miles out from the Manila Yacht Club.