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Army Men's Development XV and U23s XV

The ARU Academy – is the proving ground for new and emerging talent where players will be able to represent the Army and compete for a place in the Senior XV.

    • The Development XV – the Development XV is where emerging talent yet to make the Senior XV is assessed, nurtured and developed to generate a depth of player and skill set to sustain the Senior XV.
    • The U23 XV – as per the Development XV but for players who meet the U23 player eligibility and can have experience of Inter Services Rugby as part of their development pathway to the Senior XV.

Mission Statement

To develop young soldiers and officers to be rugby players capable of performing at the very highest level they can achieve in order to secure the cultural legacy of the Army Rugby Union.

Management Contact Details

PositionNameContact
Director of U23s RugbyLt Col T Osman (Tim) RAEmail
Team ManagerMaj B Birkbeck (Ben) RGREmail
Assistant ManagerCapt S Sutton (Spencer) PARAEmail
Head CoachCapt G SLade-Jones (Gareth) RAPTCEmail
Assistant CoachWO1 D Slade-Jones (Daryl) RAPTC
Forwards CoachSgt R Reeves (Ricky) RE
Backs CoachWO2 MJ Brightey (MJ) RAPTC
Strength and ConditioningSgt J Atherton (Jim) RAPTC

U23s 2021 Season Fixtures and Results

Pending approval by HQ ASCB, the proposed fixtures for the 2021/22 season are;

DateOpponents/EventVenueResult
24 Sep 21RAAldershot KO 1900hrsL 16-22
06 Oct 21InfantryAldershot KO 1700hrsL 14-20
13 Oct 21MelkshamCANCELLED
24 Oct 21Hants DevCamberley RFC KO 1400hrsW 30-17
10 Nov 21Inter Service - Royal NavyPlymouth KO 1900hrsW 27-6
17 Nov 21Inter Service - Royal Air ForceAldershot KO 1400hrsW 31-28

The historical results of the U23s Inter Service Championship can be viewed here.

Dev XV 2021/22 Season Fixtures and Results

Pending approval by HQ ASCB, the proposed fixtures for the 2021/22 season are;

DateOpponents/EventVenueResult
08 Dec 21EsherEsher RFC KO 1930W 71 - 21
26 Jan 22British PoliceStourbridge KO 1945W 43 - 5
05 Feb 22Oxford GreyhoundsAldershot KO 1200W 41 - 5

U23s 2021 Inter Service Champions

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