“To win the annual Inter-Services’ Championships and to perform at the highest level in other Masters rugby competitions whilst representing the British Army”.
I am delighted and thrilled to have been selected as Director Masters Rugby and now have the chance to support an organisation and team that has given me possibly some of the most competitive, fun filled rugby of my playing career to date; if I can encourage anybody who loves rugby and has played at a decent level to give it a go then they should aspire to waling out onto a pitch on a warm spring morning clad in the red of the Army and about to do battle with the Navy. There is simply nothing to compare.
Gin and Tonic rugby it is not, and the passion and ferocity that it is played with by fit serviceman their late 30s would put many a professional sportsman to shame.
Whilst winning is important though, we the Masters, like to embrace an ethos of the non professional era with regards the camaraderie and fun that perhaps is now missing from senior level rugby, whilst at the same time aspiring to be the best players we can possibly be and compete at the highest level. Testament to that ethos and effort is our current title as World Masters Rugby Champions and the style and great fun had in securing this vaunted title. You’ll never know until you’ve tried it, so ask yourself what you are waiting for if rugby truly is your life!
- Are you a committed, dedicated and selfless team member?
- Are you serving, over 35 and still playing good rugby?
- Have you played rugby to a minimum of Corps standard regularly?
If yes or you would like to know more details of the Army Veterans’ game please contact the Assistant Director Masters XV at email@example.com.
Army Masters invited to take part in Bermude International Classics Tournament: 9 – 16 Nov 2014 – Click here to read more
Updated: 11 May 2015
|25 Sept 14||TBC||TBC|
|21 – 22 Oct 14||TBC||Aldershot|
|12 Nov 14||Atlanta||National Sports Stadium, Bermuda||KO 19:30|
|15 Nov 14||Bermuda||National Sports Stadium, Bermuda||KO 19:30|
|04 – 05 Dec 14||Poss v Probs||Aldershot|
|14 Jan 15||Prison Service Vets||Aldershot||WIN 44 – 17|
|21 – 21 Feb 15||Kew Occasionals||TBC||WON – 45 – 31|
|18 – 22 Mar 15||Welsh Select||Wales||WON 24 – 10|
|9 – 10 Apr 15||Richmond Heavies||Richmond||LOST 20 – 18|
|30 Apr 15||RAF Vultures||Aldershot||WON 32 – 8|
|09 May 15||Ancient Mariners||Kneller Hall||LOSS 15 – 20|
Team Captain – Warrant Officer 2 Neil Griffiths
I transferred to the SASC in 1992 and represented the Army in Scotland and Infantry Rugby team.
On commissioning to the AAC in 2005 I’ve had the pleasure of playing for my Corps and for a period of time I was the Corps Secretary.
I’ve represented the Army Master for about 8 Years on and off and had the honour of leading the team during the World Masters Rugby tournament in 2013, which we currently hold the title.
It has been a massive privilege to be selected and to lead the Army Masters team during the 2013/14 session and can’t think of a better way of finishing off either my Army career or my last session playing with the Masters.
Contact through the ARU