November 2012

Royal Navy Rugby Union - Vacancy for Rugby Development Manager

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The RNRU seeks to appoint a Rugby Development Manager (RDM) to support the Director of Community Rugby in meeting his objectives. The RNRU, as well as being a part of the Royal Navy, is a Constituent Body (CB) of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and a registered charity. It is, therefore, charged with the management, administration, and development of the game of Rugby Union within the RN, in accordance with Service regulations and traditions, as well as in compliance with the requirements of the RFU and the regulatory framework for charities. Our Vision is: To be fun, relevant and successful, inspiring players, coaches, officials, volunteers, and spectators to enjoy rugby at all level...

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THRILLER IN ALDERSHOT LEAVES NAVY U23 WAITING

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There were many who though the Friday night's game between the Army U23 and the Royal Navy U23 would have been cancelled as the horrendous weather of the previous days would see many of the weekend's games cancelled. However, the Army RFU home ground at Aldershot looked in excellent condition. Having seen-off the RAF the week before in a thrilling game in Portsmouth, the Royal Navy hoped tonight's fixture would be the deciding game of the 2012 U23 Inter Service Championship. The Navy looked in good form from the kick off and soon took the lead with a penalty from skipper ET (WE) (Tom) Davies (HMS Illustrious). The Army always looked dangerous on the attack and only some good defensive ...

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Royal Navy U23 v Army U23 Match Preview

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Following victory over their RAF counterparts in a tense game at Burnaby Road last Friday, the focus of the Royal Navy U23 Inter Service campaign now shifts to Aldershot for the second round of the competition this coming Friday, the 23 November KO 7.30pm. The Aldershot stadium has proved a happy hunting ground for the Navy U23s in recent history. The corresponding fixture between the two sides in the 2010 Inter Service Championship saw the Navy triumph in a hard fought contest, running out 20-18 winners against a physical and combative Army U23 XV. Having remained undefeated in their warm up games prior to that fixture, the close fought win provided a firm foundation for a talen...

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RNRU NAMES NEW HEAD COACH FOR THE 2012/13 SEASON

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The Royal Navy Rugby Union has named a new head coach to lead them into the 2012/13 Season. POAET (Owen) Salmon (845 Sqn), who is presently deployed, will take over from CPO (Ash) Coates (HMNB Portsmouth) upon his return. RNRU Director of Rugby, Cdr (Andy) Kellett RN said of Ash Coates "Ash has been Head Coach for 2 years and Senior XV Technical Analyst prior to that. His ability to highlight the key aspects of a team's performance was honed during the time he spent working as a game analyst with Premiership Clubs. This has had a positive affect on players as individuals and the team performance as a whole".   Andy went on to say "Ash is stepping aside due to w...

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Geraint Ashton-Jones Awarded Royal Navy Rugby Life Membership

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Throughout Geraint's long association with the RNRU he has drawn upon his knowledge and experience and proven himself an accomplished administrator, firm leader, rugby tactician and has inspired those around him to perform to their optimum level. His personal sacrifice, commitment and dedication cannot be faulted and his distinctive accomplishments reflect great credit upon himself and the Service. Personal courage, strength of character and an absolute determination are his hallmarks and for his outstanding display of professionalism in the game and for his contribution to the RNRU over many years, Geraint has been elected as a Life Member of the Royal Navy Rugby Union.

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