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Royal Navy Rugby Union - Company Secretary

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Royal Navy Rugby Union Company Secretary - r equired from April 2021 The Trustees of the Royal Navy Rugby Union (RNRU) invite applications for the post of Company Secretary which falls vacant from 1 April 2021. This unique opportunity has arisen through a restructuring of the organisation. The Company Secretary is a key member of the Union’s Senior Management Team and will be responsible for a broad range of Finance, Governance and Human Resources matters. The successful applicant will have a proven track record of financial management, experience as a Company Secretary or Executive Assistant, strong communication, organisational and planning skills and is likely to hold a...

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Statement regarding 2021 Inter-Services Championship

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Statement regarding 2021 Inter-Services Championship

The management committees of the Royal Navy, British Army and the Royal Air Force Rugby Unions have today issued a joint statement regarding the 2021 Inter-Services Championship. After considerable discussion and deliberation, we have made the collective and unanimous decision to cancel the 2021 Competition. This is the first time that the Inter-Services Championship has been cancelled in advance since the Second World War, and the heavy hearts which accompany such a decision will hopefully be understandable. The ongoing and fluid nature of the current pandemic and lockdown, combined with our collective commitment to positive management of player welfare and wanting to provide c...

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RNRU Life Member Captain John Jacobsen Royal Navy - Obituary

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RNRU Life Member Captain John Jacobsen Royal Navy - Obituary

The Royal Navy Rugby Union has recently been informed of the sad news of the death of one of our Life Members, Captain John Jacobsen, who passed away in October 2020.  John’s naval career and contribution to Navy Rugby was significant and so we have compiled a short summary to share with you.  John Jacobsen was a former player, selector and chairman of the Royal Navy Rugby Union whose contribution to Navy Rugby was recognised through his appointment as a Life Member on retiring from the Service in 1982. During his Naval Service he was instrumental in the development of the Royal Navy’s nuclear propulsion programme and this significant involvement prevented John f...

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New Year New Life Member for RNRU

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New Year New Life Member for RNRU

As a new year starts, the Royal Navy Rugby Union is delighted to announce the election of its most recent life member.  The Executive Committee, led by Chairman, Captain Andy Kellett, wholeheartedly supported the nomination of Chris Roberts, former Director of Rugby, to join the select group of RNRU life members. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we wrote an article about Chris, as he stood down from his role as Director of Rugby, and retired from the Royal Navy after nearly 35 years exemplary service.  Throughout his entire career, Navy Rugby featured very heavily in his extracurricular activities, and as he put his playing days behind him, the best years of involvem...

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Christmas message from the Chairman

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Christmas message from the Chairman

None of us will ever forget 2020 and most will be very glad it is nearly over. I am acutely aware that CV19 has had devastating effects on many people and their families that far out way any effects on sport and rugby.  With what has become a tradition, I wanted my pre-Christmas message to just summaries where we are and take a positive look forward to the coming months from an RNRU perspective. March seems an awful long time ago and the Representative season was moving through the gears.  The U23s had successfully retained the IS championship (4 th championship in 5 years), we had had a successful Inverdale Trophy competition and we were heading towards another Inter Servi...

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