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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
May, 25 - 26 Bournemouth 7s Bournemouth

RSTB

Jun, 03 - 07 Women’s Concentration Aldershot

UTB

Jun, 06 Army Women v French Navy TBC

RSTB

Jun, 15 Newbury 7s Newbury

RSTB

Jun, 21 - 23 RLC (W) Newquay 7’s Newquay

RSTB

Jun, 29 London 7s London

RSTB

Jul, 16 - 18 Garrison 7s Aldershot

UTB

Aug, 05 - 09 Academy Training Camp Aldershot

UTB

Sep, 21 Munich 7s Munich

NTA

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Management Board

  • Chairman – Major General WJF Bramble CBE (Will)
  • 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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