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Former Navy Player Sets World Endurance Record

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Former Navy Player Sets World Endurance Record

Former Royal Marine, and Royal Navy player, Jack Fleckney, last month set a new endurance record for his age category on the SkiErg machine.  The new record stands at 283,131m in 24 hours and the successful record attempt has raised £7199 for the Northampton Saints Foundation. After 4 years in the Royal Marines, which saw him win 6 caps for the Royal Navy Rugby Union, Jack Fleckney left the Corps to return to his Northamptonshire roots to set up a gym and focus on his cross-fit aims.  In just over 5 years from his first gym opening he now runs a company with its own franchises, rose to number 12 in the Mens UK Cross Fit ranking and has now broken the 24-hour SkiErg end...

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The RNRU are now taking applications for the Women’s Assistant Coach Position

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The RNRU are looking to appoint a suitably qualified, passionate and committed individual, who has experience of coaching the full 15 aside game, to the RNRU(W) Coaching Team.  This is a voluntary position. The individual should possess or be working towards a Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union or a similar qualification. Playing experience, would be highly desirable, especially in a backs position, but coaching experience and philosophy is the priority. 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 develo...

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Jeff Blackett becomes 4th ‘Navy’ President of the Rugby Football Union

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Jeff Blackett becomes 4th ‘Navy’ President of the Rugby Football Union

Following a Rugby Football Union Annual General Meeting like no other, where Covid-19 requirements forced the meeting to go online, His Honour Judge Jeff Blackett, was elected to be the 111th President of the Union; the fourth member of the Royal Navy Rugby Union to have held this prestigious position.  Jeff’s election to President comes twenty years after he was first selected to represent the RNRU on the RFU Council in 2000 where he served for four years before remaining on Council as the RFU’s Disciplinary Officer and more recently in a co-opted role.  Like his two immediate ‘Navy’ RFU President predecessors Jeff, as Sole Selector, delivered an Inter ...

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United Services Portsmouth RFC community spirit

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United Services Portsmouth RFC community spirit

The Royal Navy Rugby Union’s member club, United Services Portsmouth RFC appointed a new Director of Rugby, Nick Parker, just as the COVID19 government lockdown was established.  One of Nick’s immediate priorities was to build a sense of ‘club community’.  Community spirit has become a key topic on our national agenda, it has helped many get through one of the toughest periods in our lifetimes, which is why this rugby club (like many others around the country) saw it as essential to build a community that looks out for individual physical and mental welfare. They have creatively hosted digital team social events to bring people together and build thos...

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Serving Overseas and Still Making Time to Volunteer

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Serving Overseas and Still Making Time to Volunteer

Jamie Campbell-Baldwin was delighted to be presented with his Royal Navy Rugby Union Value the Volunteer award by Rear Admiral Guy Robinson, Deputy Commander Strike Force NATO.  Lieutenant Commander Campbell-Baldwin finds time to volunteer for the Royal Navy Rugby Union while working on the Admiral’s Battle Staff in Lisbon. At the Royal Navy Rugby Union Annual General Meeting in November, Volunteers’ Manager Kirsty Marlor announced a record seven Value the Volunteer (VtV) awards, many of which were presented on the day, to volunteers who have contributed to the output and charitable aims of the Royal Navy Rugby Union throughout 2019.  Jamie Campbell-Baldwin was a...

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