CMF enjoys a friendly football tournament

Members of Combined Maritimes Forces (CMF) took time away from operations to have a friendly football tournament on Tuesday March 24, 2015.

The Finalists

The Finalists

Sponsored by the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), the tournament saw the participation of five teams: the Canadian-Australian CTF-150, the Royal Navy, a British Engineering Team, a CMF team and one “All-Stars” team made from Senior Representatives of various nations.

The competition was fierce and played in good spirit. In the end, the British Engineering Team won the honours with a decisive victory over the CMF team.

Soccer Tournament 2

A clearing header

“The tournament was a great opportunity to reinforce the esprit de corps, teamwork and friendship among CMF contributing nations,” said Commodore Brian Santarpia, Commander CTF-150. “It also provided an opportunity to witness the talent of all the players”.

About Combined Maritime Forces

CMF is a unique multi-national collective of 31 like-minded nations, dedicated to promoting security and free flow of commerce across 3.2 million square miles of international waters in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, the Indian Ocean and the Gulf. CMF’s main focus areas are disrupting terrorism, preventing piracy, reducing illegal activities, and promoting a safe maritime environment for all.
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