Mission

ARURS promotes officiating within the British Army through education, training, development, and advancement of players, coaches, referees, and those who support and promote the game.

We are committed to developing the game of Rugby Football Union at all levels by embracing the core values of our sport; Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship.

Point of Contact to ARURS for all matters

Maj Mark Fetters

Email: arurs-honsec@hotmail.com

ARURS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

RoleContact
ChairmanLt Col G McDade
Vice ChairMaj Gen (Retd) R Porter MBE
Col D Wakefield OBE
Lt Col (Retd) R Cannons
Mr J Voss MBE
Hon SecretaryMaj M Fetters
Hon TreasuerMs C McCarron
Society Training & Development OfficerCapt M Bentley
Membership SecretaryLt Col C Bromley-Gardner
Communications SecretaryCol T Harper
Army Senior AppointerMaj I Farrell
Army Area Appointer - NorthSSgt A Mahmood
Army Area Appointer - SouthWO1 S Fudge
Army Area Appointer - Rest of WorldMaj R Serevena
Discipline OfficerMr T Stevenson
Resources & Dinner OfficerMaj D Tickner
Recruitment OfficerMaj A O'Flynn
Assistant SecretaryMaj M Marsden
Honours & AwardsMaj R Serevena & Mr J Voss MBE

ARURS ANNUAL AWARDS

REFEREE OF THE YEAR

Season / YearWinner
2000/01WO2 Tommy Wright RLC
2001/02Maj Sid Goodall RAMC
2002/03WO2 (AQMS) John Voss MBE
2003/04Lt Col Iain Clyde REME
2004/05Maj Rob Lane RSigs
2005/06WO2 (AQMS) Christopher Fishwick REME
2006/07Capt Stephen Penfold REME
2007/08SSgt Shaun Curry R Sigs
2008/09WO2 Dai Williams RWF
2009/10Maj Justin Sampson REME
2010/11Capt Simon Walker 1 RRF
2011/12Maj Max Marsden RAMC
2012/13WO2 (AQMS) Martin Bentley REME
2013/14WO2 (AQMS) Colin Moore REME
2014/15WO2 Ian Bibey R Welsh
2015/16Rfn Matt Duncan RIFLES
2016/17Capt Iain Kiy AAC
2017/18Maj Ian Farrell GG
2018/19Capt Nikki O'Donnell QARANC

ARURS AWARDS FOR COMMITMENT TO RUGBY REFEREEING

Season / YearWinner
2004/05Lt Col (Retd) Robin Miller
2005/06Maj (Retd) Des Chapman MBE
2006/07WO1 (ASM) John Voss MBE
2007/08Capt Mark Neighbour R Sigs
2008/09Sgt Trevor Cutler REME
2009/10WO2 (AQMS) Christopher Fishwick REME
2010/11Maj Michael Bland RLC
2011/12Maj Michael Stevenson RE
2012/13Bdr Steve Davies RA
2013/14Maj Scot Rankin R Irish
2014/15Lt Col (Retd) Richard Shore RAOC
2015/16Tyke Stevenson REME
2016/17Maj Nick Jones REME
2017/18Maj Roy Serevena RE
2018/19Capt Martin Bentley REME

NEW REFEREE OF THE YEAR

Season / YearWinner
2014/15Maj Roy Serevena RE
2015/16Capt Toby Rowe RSig
2016/17Sgt Ed Chwieseni R Sig
2017/18Rob Melluish RLC
2018/19LCpl Jack Kingman RAMC

Further details, including nomination forms can be obtained from the Hon. Secretary.

GOLDEN WHISTLE AWARD

Season / YearWinner
2017/18Dai Williams
Claire MacCarron
David Wakefield
2015/16Des Chapman
Sid Goodall
John Voss MBE
2013/14Maj Gen Roddy Porter
Lt Col Dave Edmondson

RFU VALUE THE VOLUNTEER AWARDS

Maj Gen Roddy Porter Late RWF
Lt Col Dave Edmondson REME
SSgt Colin Moore REME
Maj (Retd) Sid Goodall RAMC
Col Dave Wakefield OBE ALS
Maj (Retd) Des Chapman RAOC
WO2 (AQMS) Martin Bentley REME
WO2 Dai Williams RWF

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