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Army Rugby Union (Women)

This is our 18th season of women’s rugby within the Army and we continue to enhance the development of the team which was founded in 1996. Today women’s rugby is vibrant and played at all levels around the world in competitions and events. With the England Women’s Rugby Team winning the World Cup this year the publicity for women’s rugby has increased exponentially. With our aim to challenge and develop the team, we have been extremely busy organising a demanding fixture list playing both Championship and Premiership Clubs within the UK, which will give the players the opportunity to play against International and National players.

The standard of Army Women’s Rugby is increasing year on year. This is no small part, due to the very successful and thriving Inter Corps Championship. Two further initiatives which have reaped definite benefits are the introduction of an Army Development Team, introducing new players with the potential to play at full Army level to a higher standard of Rugby and the second being Corps Concentrations, enabling a large number of players to come together and receive a high level of coaching, exchange ideas and develop skill sets.
Women’s rugby will only continue to develop with your support, if you would like to play or support the team, please contact your Corps Rugby Coordinator who will assist you in any way possible.

Over the last few seasons more females have been getting involved in coaching and refereeing, which can only develop the grass route rugby so that all potential rugby players have role models to look up to. With Army players involved in premiership and international rugby, as a sport we are in a good place, but we need to continue to build upon our successes and aim ever higher.

Look ahead:

  • Quality fixtures list
  • Retain Inter-Services Championship
  • Remain unbeaten by either the RAF & Navy
  • Continue to develop Women’s Corps Rugby
  • Build a stepping stone from Corp to Army level rugby

Fixtures

Updated: 16 Jul 2018

Date Opponents/Event Venue Result
27 Nov 18 Trial TBC
09 Jan 19 Army Women ‘A’ v Murrayfield Wanderers Murrayfield KO TBC
09 Jan 19 Army Women v Scotland TBC KO TBC
02 Feb 19 Army Women ‘A’ v Germany Aldershot KO 1300
02 Feb 19 Army Women v Barbarians Aldershot KO 1500
02 Mar 19 Army Women v Sweden TBC
16 Mar 19 Army Women ‘A’ v Cambridge Uni Aldershot KO 1300
16 Mar 19 Army Women v Holland Aldershot KO 1500
06 Apr 19 Army Women ‘A’ v British Police (TBC) Aldershot KO 1300
06 Apr 19 Army Women v England U20 Aldershot KO 1500
27 Apr 19 Army Women v Royal Air Force Women Gloucester KO TBC
04 May 19 Army Women v Royal Navy Women Kneller Hall KO TBC
06 Jun 19 Army Women v French Navy Women TBC KO TBC

Latest News

ARMY WOMEN ANNOUNCE NEW LEADERS ON THE FIELD

The Army Rugby Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Capt Gemma Rowland RA as Captain of the Army Women’s Rugby Team for the 2016/17 season and Inter-Services Campaign. Sgt Bianca (Bee) Dawson AGC (RMP) is appointed as Vice-Captain.

Head Coach Capt Glyn Barraclough RAMC commented: “Selecting a new leadership team is not easy. Gemma and Bee have a wealth of experience and have played alongside some excellent Captains in the past. Both having played at International level for Wales and England respectively, they will make a formidable leadership team.”

Their tenure will commence with a tough away fixture against Holland at the National Rugby Centre in Amsterdam on Saturday the 3rd of September 2016, before travelling to France to play the French Navy on Friday 7th of October in Cherbourg.

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MATCH REPORTS

ARU(W) v BARBARIANS – SAT 17 MAR 18

The Army Women’s Team were honoured to host the Barbarians Women at the Army Rugby Stadium in what was only the BaaBaas second ever game and their first on UK soil. The game looked in …

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Match Summaries

Rain ….Mud…..(Repeat) 3 REDS in action across the South in atrocious conditions…….. Three Army representative Teams were in action last night; the Women at Aldershot against England U20s; the A Team at Esher and the …

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ARU(W) v HOLAND

The Army Women made the trip to Amsterdam to face Holland in what is now an annual fixture against quality International opposition. The game was definitely a match of “two halves”, with a very even …

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Army Women Deliver Against Resurgent RAF

In the second round of the 2017 Inter Services Championship, The Army Women welcomed a strong and highly motivated RAF team to sunny Aldershot. The RAF were in confident mood after a resounding victory over …

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Army Women’s Development V’s Surrey Women

Following on from an impressive 16-12 win against Hampshire in January, the development team assembled knowing the forthcoming fixture against Surrey, the current county champions, who would be a different prospect. With two good day’s …

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ARMY WOMEN OVER POWERED BY EXPERIENCED NOMADS

The Army Women welcomed a very strong England Nomads Team to Aldershot for their final preparation match before the Inter Services Competition. The Nomads is an invitational side selected from players who have played International …

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