Manila 10s International Rugby Festival 2009
Photo courtesy Bernadette Villaluz
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.
The Manila 10s is the World’s friendliest international ten-a-side rugby tournament and is a festival of winning and consolation as 36 teams from all around the World compete to enter the three separate finals competitions. The Manila 10s rugby tournament is the largest and best rugby football event in Asia for ten-a-side teams. Teams and spectators fly to the Philippines from almost every rugby playing country, spectators fly in from all over the World to be at Nomad Sports Club for the Manila 10s.
For spectators, the Manila 10s rugby action is non-stop from early morning until sundown and the traditional Nomad Sports Club/Manila 10s hospitality encourages everyone to join in the fun and frolics along the sidelines. Entrance is free to the Nomad Sports Club, for Manila 10s rugby festival spectators, so take this chance to look around the rest of Nomad’s sports facilities.
The Manila 10s International Rugby Festival 2009 will be the first rugby tournament to be held at Nomad Sports Club since the club effectively became a landowner last year, watch out for additional celebrations to mark the event. If you live or work in the Philippines, ask about becoming a member of the most historic and active of Philippine sports clubs. If you want to watch, learn and have fun with rugby come and visit Manila 10s International Rugby Festival at Nomad Sports Club.