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Our Principal Sponsors

Darke & Taylor

We are a multi-award winning company dedicated to providing the highest quality solutions for all your electrical and electrotechnical needs. Based in Oxfordshire, serving London and the Home Counties, we have decades of experience, a trust-worthy team, and a reputation for engineering excellence.

Whatever electro-technical solution you need, Darke & Taylor can help…

We operate in a number of key strategic construction market sectors including super-prime residential, public sector, universities, education and commercial office space. Specialists in the design and delivery of exceptional electrical installations, capabilities include mains power and backup systems, bespoke and low energy lighting, fire and security systems, computer and smart-home network cabling, and renewable energy technology. Additional services include test, inspection, commissioning and facilities maintenance to help customers safely manage the critical systems that keep their premises operating and protected.

Paul McNaughton, Managing Director, and his Darke & Taylor colleagues are regular supporters of Abbey Touraid and are delighted to be supporting the Tanzanian team.

The DE Group

We are a highly specialised suite of businesses who provide dependable single source solutions to the construction, building services, property development and rail sectors.  Their core services include specialist demolition and site enablement services which includes groundworks, substructure and concrete works and also includes the design of permanent and temporary works along with delivering builders works packages.  They are also recognised as a specialist supplier of competent white and blue collar staff to the construction and rail industries, alongside providing intelligent HSE Licensed asbestos removal solutions. This is further augmented with the provision of professional consultancy services including Health and Safety, Principal Designer, Fire Risk Management, Asbestos Management and UKAS accredited asbestos surveying and inspection.

Paul Ford the DE Group Chairman stated “The Abbey Touraid project is something that the DE Group are proud to be involved in, we are strong advocates of delivering excellence through collaboration and team work.  We are particularly proud to be supporting the Kenyan team this year and are looking forward to providing vocal support from the touchline”.

Mechanical Services Limited

Mechanical Services Limited is an SME offering a personal and detailed service to recognised customers. Over the years we have developed our expertise in the construction and management role. We directly employ our own installation engineers and complement our staff with specialised sub-contractors in all associated fields.

MSL are heating, air conditioning and electrical engineers and have been established since 1984. We are recognised as the provider of high quality installations and operate from prestigious offices on Purley Way in Croydon Surrey.The company turnover for the current year is projected as £25 million, with individual contract values ranging from £100,000.00 up to approximately £6,000,000.00.Our geographical area of work is predominantly within London and the South of England, enabling us to provide a high degree of site management and economic site installation.

Gerry Ivory, Managing Director of MSL and our longest standing supporter says “We are proud to sponsor the team from Botswana and wish them and all the teams a very successful rugby festival.”

If you think you can help with sponsorship support please contact us at or call on 0800 3160771

Abbey Touraid

We are delighted to confirm that teams from Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania will arrive at Heathrow on Thursday, 15th September 2016 for our second Festival.

Abbey Touraid is working to bring life-changing experiences to under-privileged children from across the world.

In partnership with Abbey RFC, TourAid, and three Reading schools, we are bringing 30 young people and their carers to the UK in to provide them with a variety of experiences that will alter their lives in a positive and substantial way.

Highdown School, The Piggott School and Reading School are each kindly hosting the teams that have been generously sponsored by the schools and Darke & Taylor, Deconstruct and Mechanical Services Limited.

We still require further support and assistance in our endeavour. For further information, please contact us via

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Watch: Zinzan Brooke in Swaziland

Abbey touraid ambassador Zinzan Brooke coaches children in Swaziland and chairman Neil Cranstone at Sidvokodvo Nazarene School.

There is also a visit to a very special school for deaf children in Kampala with John Inverdale.