Aeolos Rugby

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Aeolos Rugby
Aeolos Crest.jpg
Full nameAeolos Patras Rugby Club
Founded2010
LocationPatras, Greece
Ground(s)Agios Stafanos Municipality Field, Agios Stefanos
ChairmanGreece Markos Andreas[1]
League(s)Unity Cup, Unity 7s Cup
Team kit
Official website
www.aeolosrugby.gr
Aeolos Rugby is located in Greece
Aeolos Rugby
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Aeolos Rugby (Greece)

Aeolos Rugby is the first rugby union team established in Patras, Greece and Peloponnisos in general. It is part of Aeolos Gymnastic Club.
The team has played its "home" matches in Haikali municipality stadium.

History[edit]

First Era (2010-11)[edit]

The team was founded in August 2010, by local people assisted by French who used to live in Patras.
Aeolos under Christophe Zapirain's directions, competed in 2010-11 for the 15s Greek National Championship[2][3] and finished in 5th place.[4]
Unfortunately in the summer of 2011 the team decided to pause all activities.

2013–present[edit]

Aeolos 7s team with David Campese

In April 2013 few locals formed a Rugby team in Patras that was named Patras Rebels. After some months the team was merged with Aeolos Rugby.
Aeolos rugby in 2013-14 participated in Unity Cup and Unity 7's Cup of GRASS facing Athens Spartans RFC, Panathinaikos RFC, Attica Springboks RFC, Thessaloniki Lions RFC, Titanes Kavalas RFC, West Side United RFC. Despite being a newcomer Aeolos team managed to finish 3rd in the Unity Cup after a long challenging season. Alongside the 7s team of Aeolos secured the 3rd place in Unity 7s Cup, in which the players had the honor to meet and play with the Australian rugby legend, David Campese.
Also in 2014 Aeolos 7s Rugby Women team was created that also took part in Unity 7s Cup.

Badge and colours[edit]

Aeolos Old Crest(2010)

The club's badge is derived from the ruler of the winds in Greek mythology, Aeolus.
The Aeolos Rugby first strip in 2010 was black shirt with green sleeves, black shorts and green socks.
In 2013 when the team was merged with Patras Rebels the strip changed, now the shirt is white with green details, white shorts and green socks.

Grounds[edit]

Aeolos is using the municipality field of Agios Stefanos, which is located in between the villages of Agios Stefanos and Haikali.
In the summer of 2013 with the help of the local community of Agios Stefanos and Haikali municipality, the local Football field was renovated and the first exclusively Rugby field in Greece was created.

Sponsorship[edit]

The club's first shirt sponsors at the beginning of the 2010-11 season was Freyssinet and Jidet.
In 2014 Aeolos signed a deal with Zaharopoulos Basilios and Arkhon Panel became the golden sponsor of the team. Also Cherry's Cafe and The Mark are sponsoring the club.

Players[edit]

As of 1 October 2014

Seniors[edit]

  • Forwards

Greece Arapogiannis Thomas
Greece Arnaoutis Aggelos
Greece Barakos Georgios (c)
Greece Sklivas Aggelos
Greece Kotsetas Panagiotis
Greece Aggelakopoulos Georgios
Greece Giannakopoulos Basilios
Greece Markos Apostolos
Greece Maxeras Panagiotis
Greece Papagiavis Georgios
Greece Papachristou Aleksandros
Greece Sakkoulis Athanasios
Greece Skretas Sotirios
Greece Tsigaras Ioannis
Greece Solakakis Stauros

 
  • Backs

Greece Gatsos Dimitrios
Greece Simeopoulos Georgios
Greece Livanos Theodoros
Greece Livanos Georgios
Greece Panagopoulos Georgios
Greece Kallinikos Theodoros
Greece Panagiotopoulos Ilias
Greece Panagopoulos Petros
Greece Rousseas Panagiotis
Greece Mauroudakis Panagiotis
Greece Christodoulou Georgios
Greece Nikolopoulos Christos
Greece Bardakis Aggelos
Greece Klosteridis Nikiforos
Greece Zachiotis Christos

(c) Denotes team captain, Bold denotes player has been internationally capped.

Women[edit]

Greece Markou Eustathia
Greece Christofi Eudoksia (c)
Greece Kaukia Loukia
Greece Tsampli Maria
Greece Bracha Nikoleta
Greece Davilla Eustathia
Greece Chrisanthopoulou Eutihia
Greece Siameti Fotini
Greece Aggelakopoulou Dimitra
Greece Margariti Chara
Greece Kipreou Ioanna
Greece Siriopoulou Vasiliki
Greece Halimi Florida
Greece Chrisanthopoulou Triseugeni
Greece Christopoulou Christina
Greece Christopoulou Christina

 

(c) Denotes team captain.

Veterans[edit]

France Cyril Rouzies
France Christophe Zapirain
France Luc Desaintpalais
France Robinson Nicoloso
France Mathieu Augereau
France Frederic Cochin
Greece Poludoropoulos Panagiotis

 

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