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Celebrating 25 Years of Army Women's Rugby

22 Nov 2023

On Saturday 18th November, players, coaches, and support staff past and present celebrated 25 years of Army Women’s Rugby at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, an event organised by the Sandhurst Trust.

Guests at this special dinner found themselves in the company of some outstanding individuals, including trailblazers who laid the foundation for Army Women’s Rugby. The evening fostered a real sense of shared experience and camaraderie amongst both seasoned and young talent.

For many attendees, the evening’s highlight was the proud receipt of their well-deserved caps, something that hadn’t happened during their playing career.


Attendees had the opportunity to reminisce about pivotal moments, share anecdotes, and recognize the accomplishments of individual players, and the team as a whole. The evening was a testament to the enduring values of teamwork, discipline, and commitment that have been instilled in the players through their association with Army Women’s Rugby.

The dinner was thoroughly enjoyed by all that attended, and it meant a lot to the cap recipients that the event could be held in such a great location. The planning and execution by your team made the whole evening feel very special and was a perfect set up for the occasion. Thank you for incorporating our requirements into the evening so seamlessly.


All photos taken by Hamiltons Photography

The Aim of the Army Rugby Union (ARU) is to promote and foster the game of Rugby Union in the Army and its local communities in accordance with the Laws of the Game promulgated by the Rugby Football Union (RFU).

The ARU was formed in 1906 and has continued for over a hundred years to provide an infrastructure for the playing of rugby union within the British Army.  Towards the end of the 20th Century popularity grew amongst women and by the mid 1990’s servicewomen were regularly playing rugby before being officially recognised by the Army Rugby union.

More information on the Army Rugby Union is available on their website.

Corporate Bookings

The Sandhurst Trust facilitate circa 75 corporate events each year that vary in length from large awards dinners through to 1 day SMT away days, 2/3 day symposiums and 2 week leaders events.

Prestige rooms, lecture theatres and break out rooms within the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst are bookable via the Sandhurst Trust for an array of corporate functions including; conferences, board meetings, workshops and private dinners.

Visit our events section on our website to discover the array of facilities on offer here at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst or to discuss booking your next event please contact Debi on

Due to the unique blend of history, security and versality, the Royal Military Academy is in high demand as a venue for events.

To avoid disappointment, we suggest working on the following lead times:

Large events over 100 – 6 months notice

Smaller events up to 50 - 3 months notice

Booking for 2024 and 2025 events now. 

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