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World Masters 2013 – Arrival in Turin

Army Masters – World Masters Games 2013 – Turin Italy

The Army Masters have finally arrived in city of Turin Italy, to start their defence of the Gold Medal secured back in Sydney Australia at the 2009 World Masters Games. The weather is warm and first full day consisted of a light training session in a local park in the morning, before moving to the centre of Turin to register at the Games village at the Parco Del Valentino in the afternoon.

Masters team at the WMG  Games Village
Masters team at the WMG Games Village

The games village is an impressive and very well organised large indoor hanger and the whole process of getting registered was made less painful by the helpful games volunteers. The next couple of days will more training and acclimatisation before the first pool game on Friday 2 August against Italian side Takatani Asti. The second pool game is on Saturday afternoon against another Italian side Zeroll ASD, this game will be followed by the Games Opening Ceremony in the centre of Turin on Saturday evening. The following day Sunday the last of our pool games is against Ivrea Rugby Club, again a local Italian side, its seems the draw has us up against the local Italian teams, were as the other pool has a more International favour and we will not see one of these sides until the semi-finals once the pool games have been successfully dealt with.

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