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Community Rugby is the grass roots level within the Army and encompasses both Unit and Garrison level competition.

The aims of Community Rugby are:

  • Provide soldiers the opportunity to play rugby within the service.
  • Encourage ever widening participation for both men and women within the game.
  • Organising and managing competitions.
  • Developing players, coaches and facilitators to enable them to progress into representational rugby if ready and willing to do so.

Community Rugby Mission Statement

  • Continue to develop the structured season and encourage ever wider participation, for both men and women, in local and Army-wide competitions.
  • Develop a clear development path to Representative Rugby for every capable individual.
  • Maintain a duty of care for players.

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Director of Community Rugby
Maj M Wilding (Marc)

Chair of Unit Rugby
Maj A Bennett (Andy)

ARU Chief Operations Officer and Secretary
Mr C Fowke (Chris)