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The Army Rugby Union (ARU) was formed in 1906 and has continued for over a hundred years to provide an infrastructure for the playing of rugby union within the British Army. Its aim is to promote and foster the game of Rugby Union within the Army and its local communities in accordance with the Laws of the Game promulgated by the Rugby Football Union (RFU).

The ARU is a Registered Charity (Number 1149105) and its day-to-day administration is conducted by a small secretariat based at Aldershot. There are several committees responsible for the various aspects of the management of Army Rugby. The ARU is part of the Army Sport Control Board (ASCB).

Fixtures

2019

DATE FIXTURE VENUE TRAVEL
Sep, 21 Army Women 7s vs Munich 7s Munich

NTA

Sep, 21 Munich 7s Munich

NTA

Sep, 22 ARU Academy U23s vs Hampshire Aldershot

RSTB

Sep, 25 Corps Round 1

RSTB

Sep, 28 Army Rugby Union Academy U23s – Coventry Academy RFC Coventry

RSTB

Oct, 05 Army Rugby Union Academy U23s – Oxford University RFC Aldershot

RSTB

Oct, 16 ARU Academy U23s vs Taunton Taunton
Oct, 18 Senior Army Men vs Oxford University Oxford

RSTB

Oct, 18 Army Masters Possibles vs Probables (Trials) Aldershot

RSTB

Oct, 23 Corps Round 2

RSTB

Nov, 06 Senior Army Men vs Rosslyn Park Rosslyn Park

RSTB

Nov, 06 Army Rugby Union Academy U23s – Hinckley RFC Hinckley

RSTB

Nov, 09 Army Masters vs Pacific Islanders Aldershot

RSTB

Nov, 13 Army Rugby Union Academy U23s Inter-Services RN Portsmouth

RSTB

Nov, 13 - 14 Army Women A – Trials Aldershot

RSTB

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Management Board

  • Chairman – Major General J Bennett (Jez)
  • ARU Secretary (ex officio) – Mr C Fowke (Chris)
  • Director of Finance – Mr S Bates (Steve)
  • Director of Community Rugby – Colonel JP Cook OBE (James)
  • Director of Academy Rugby – Lieutenant Colonel JA Kennedy (Jason)
  • Director of Marketing – Brigadier (Retd) PJ Allison (Paddy)
  • Director Women’s Rugby – Major CJ Maxwell (Charlie)
  • Director Masters Rugby – Lieutenant Colonel M Baynon MBE (Mark)
  • RFU Council Member – Colonel JP Cook OBE (James)
  • Director of Senior Rugby – Colonel S Fitzpatrick MBE (Sandy)
  • Chairman Discipline/Governance – Major R Rattenbury (Ratts)
  • Non Executive Director – Ms BSW Hobday (Brenda)
  • Non Executive Director – Mr A Leach (Andy)
  • Non Executive Director – Colonel D Rutherford (David)
  • Army Head Coach – Maj W Burnard MBE (Wayne)

For full committee details please visit the Main ARU Website

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