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Eléa Estate tames Leicester Tigers
August 20, 2012

Eléa Golf Club  has welcomed a trio of the rugby elite including former England captain, Lewis Moody MBE, for a special fundraising evening for the Cyprus Rugby Federation.

The multi-award-winning golf estate welcomed 120 guests to the luxury dinner event, which included a gourmet buffet, live music and a charity auction, culminated with a question and answer session with the highly decorated rugby union stars.

World Cup winner Moody - England's most capped flanker (72) - has won every major honour in the game including two Six Nations Championships as well as an incredible seven Premiership titles for Leicester Tigers plus winners medals for two Heineken Cups and one LV Cup.

Joining Moody in captivating the audience with enthralling tales from on and off the pitch were two former Leicester Tigers teammates of his, Leon Lloyd and Ireland international Geordan Murphy, who between them have scored more than 1,200 points for the Tigers.

Chris Kafizas, Sponsorship Officer of the Cyprus Rugby Federation, said: "I couldn't be more proud of the achievements made by the national team.

"Rugby has gone from strength to strength in Cyprus and interest is rapidly growing; particularly as the national side has been promoted following a perfect season in the FIRA European Nations Cup (ENC).

"This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for both ex-pats and Cypriots to meet some of their sporting heroes. I'd like to thank Lewis, Leon and Geordan for attending and for capturing the attention of our guests and our sponsors Ocean Basket, M-150, Shadeports Plus and Eléa Estate our hosts for the fantastic evening.

"This has set the bar for creating an annual event to help promote rugby on the island and encourage development from grass roots, which will ensure longevity in the sport."

Ross Robertson, Eléa Estate's Director of Golf Operations, said: "It was a fantastic evening and everyone loved the insight into the lives of these elite sportsmen, who regaled us with remarkable stories from their illustrious careers.

"We look forward to continuing our affiliation with the Cyprus Rugby Federation and welcoming its members to future events here."

For further information about Eléa Estate visit the website,  www.eleaestate.com , or telephone +357 26 202001 (main switchboard) .








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