Republic Tournament News

Dear friends old and new,

“Welcome aboard …”

Here’s some more information about the big event of the summer, Yorkshire’s Alternative Word Cup 2010, which is now officially called “Republica Internationale’s Flying Circus” (because it’s right next to a very active little airfield with lots of pleasure flights by small aeroplanes, gliders, etc).

This site for 3 days of football and music is near the small village of Rufforth, just 8 kilometres from the beautiful ancient city of York) , from Friday 6 August until Sunday 8 August . We have teams from at least seven countries confirmed so far – Belgium, Brazil (yes ! all the way from Sao Paolo Brazil !) , England, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Scotland.

As you know we have a women’s 7-a-side tournament, a men’s 11-a-side tournament and a men’s 7-a-side tournament. The 11-a-side tournament will start at 5 p.m. (17.00) on Friday 6 August, so please arrive to set up your tents before that. Unfortunately the site will NOT be open on the Thursday night (if you need to arrive in Yorkshire on Thursday, let us know and we will suggest other accommodation).

We expect that all participants will camp for 3 nights, as our event will finish late on Sunday, and depart on Monday 9th August.

“This is your captain speaking …”

More transport information is in the attached document if you have not yet arranged you transport. Please let us now as soon as possible if your group will need picking up in our minibus from an airport (for example Leeds or Manchester) or from York railway station. (There will be a small charge for the minibus but a lot less than public transport).

“Republica Internationale’s Flying Circus” aims to raise money to help some fantastic projects, including:

• “KIPTIK “ health and water projects in the Zapatista communities of Mexico (started by the Cowboys!)

• St Pauli women’s sister project in Kenya – “Old is Gold” – Nairobi women’s football & social projects

• The White Ribbon Campaign – about men challenging men’s violence against women

• Other great causes !

Because of the large advance costs we face in hosting the tournament, we will ask you to pay your tournament entry fee in advance (and we will shortly be contacting you with the amount and the bank details, etc.). If any of you wish to organise a “fund-raiser” event for us in advance, to benefit, the good causes listed …then YES PLEASE !!

We have also decided that all “tournament currency” purchased in advance of the tournament will have a 10% discount …More details to follow.

“The cabin crew will be serving drinks shortly”

As you know, these tournaments are financed by the amount of alcohol sold at the tournament bars. We request that guests do not bring their own alcohol to the event because we will provide plenty for everyone !

As well as football and alcohol, we have lined up some great bands to play for you but we are also in need of some circus “acts” based on the theme of “flying”, or “circus”, or even both for Saturday nights entertainment !!

“So fasten your seat belts for take-off and enjoy the flight!*”

We look forward to seeing you all again in August. Stand by for further information from your flight crew soon…

With all best wishes for now,

All your friends from

Republica Internationale FC

*(However, if you don’t have to come by plane, please don’t …. a prize will also be awarded for the team with the ‘greenest’ travel to “Republica Internationale’s Flying Circus”. York has excellent railway connections but book well in advance to get cheap seats)

Travel details can be found here

One Comment

  1. Howdy, cowgirls and cowboys!
    I’ve just known Autonomos are going to Ingland to play this fantastic tournment. I envy them! Miss you all, specially the punk bull riders, Punky, Sid, Dick, Ruth…
    See you all back one day!

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