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TThe Army Rugby Union (ARU) is committed to improving the standard of rugby at all levels of the game, from grass roots Community Rugby to the Representative teams. Key to this is the development of skills and tactics through effective, imaginative and demanding training. Qualified coaches are vital to the future of Army Rugby. No matter what your level of playing or coaching experience, there is something for you on a coaching course run by the ARU. RFU course programme can be found:

Coaching Courses – Dates and Info
Army Coaching – Mission


The Level 3 Programme in Coaching Rugby Union has been developed in line with UK Coaching Certificate criteria. Applications for the 2016/17 UKCC Level 3 in Coaching Rugby Union Course are available at

Coaches within the Army Rugby Union wishing to apply for the course should use the link above to find more details, please note the prerequisites required for this course and the associated timelines.

Coaches currently delivering or aspiring to coach with Army representative teams may be eligible to receive financial support to complete the qualification.

For information about support and financing this qualification coaches should contact the Chair of Army Coaching, Captain Richard Garrett – or – Posted 05 Jan 15

A new article has been released by the International Rugby Board regarding the approach and stance on concussions, you can read the whole article here A proactive stance on concussion –

Coaching Notices and Articles

A RFU Pitch-side First Aid course is being held at the Army Rugby stadium ( GU11 2LB ) Monday 3rd July; all interested parties are to log on to the RFU Course booking system and pay the £50 course fee on this link.

Scrum Engagement – Players, Coaches and Referee Update August 2013
Scrum Engagement – Players, Coaches and Referee Update August 2013 (download in PDF).
RFU restructuring
New requests through the Area Training Officers (ATO).
Click here for contact information (download in PDF).
IRB New Laws Trial information
Documentation of the new IRB Laws that will be on trial this season
Click here for more information (download in PDF format 385kb).
UKCC Coaching Structure 2012
The Tri-Nation Coaching structure for Rugby Union has undergone a review process and this short letter is to inform you of the relevant changes.
Download more information in a Word DOC.
Posted: 2nd March 2011

Calling notice for all Army Rugby Coaches

All qualified ARU Coaches should log onto the GMS rugby database and ensure their details are correct.

Contact details

Chairman of Army Coaching

Captain Richard Garrett

Rugby Development Officer

Mr MJ Bamsey (Michael)

Corps Coaching Co-Ordinators (CCC)

RA – Tim Nelson
RE – Andrew Gill
REME – Burnie Burnard
RLC – Dean Hammett
R Sigs – Symon Hopkins
Inf – Darren Pridmore
AGC – Andy Jackson
AMS – Steve Whelan
AAC – Al Adamson
RAC – Mick Lillie
RAPTC – Gareth Slade-Jones
Int Corps – Mike Connaughton

Coaching resources on the web

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