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August 18, 2011
Union heats up
IDRC AT A GLANCE
Australian Defence Force
New Zealand Defence Force
Tonga Defence Services
Papua New Guinea Defence
Samoan Police Force
French Armed Forces
Republic of South Africa
Royal Air Force
Chinese People's Liberation
Game day 1 -- Saturday, October
1, at Vikings Park, Wanniassa,
Game day 2 -- Wednesday,
October 5, at T.G. Millner Field,
Game day 3 -- Sunday, October
9, at Viking Park, Wanniassa,
Quarter finals -- Thursday,
October 13, at T.G. Millner Field,
Pools plate competition semi-
finals -- Thursday, October 13, at
Victoria Barracks, Sydney
Pools Plate competition finals
-- Sunday, October 16, at Vikings
Park, Wanniassa, Canberra
IDRC semi finals -- Tuesday,
October 18, at North Shore Rugby
Football Club, New Zealand
IDRC finals -- Saturday, October
22, at Auckland University Oval,
CANBERRA-based personnel can dust
off the golf clubs or get their sailing
gear on as part of community golf and
regatta days being hosted by HMAS
Harman to raise money for Legacy.
Harman will strengthen its relation-
ship with the Queanbeyan branch of the
Legacy Foundation when it hosts the sec-
ond annual Legacy Charity Gold Day at
Fairbairn Golf Club on September 2.
All personnel and APS members are
also invited to participate in the second
annual Harman-ADFA Community
Sailing Regatta at the Canberra Yacht
Club on September 11.
On July 20, HMAS Harman
Commanding Officer CMDR Andy
Schroder presented Queanbeyan Legacy
representatives with a $618 cheque, raised
through Harman Command Element
For more information, contact POPTI Olly
Kaese about the golf day on (02) 6266 6613
or 0416 265 039 or contact CMDR Bruce
Eddes about the regatta on (02) 6127 7041.
Charity events support Legacy
RUNNING is all about keeping fit and having
fun -- and that's the message the Navy Running
Association is trying to spread.
Navy personnel who are thinking about taking
part in fun runs are being encouraged to link up
with the association and don its new running sin-
glets and shirts.
The running association is providing the cloth-
ing to Navy personnel who register with the Navy
teams in major funs runs across Australia, in a bid
to help promote the Navy brand.
Under a new arrangement, participants' entry
fees will be donated to a charity organisation
instead of being reimbursed.
This year's designated charity is the Defence
Special Needs Support Group.
Navy Running Association president CAPT
Andrew Whittaker hoped the fun runs and cloth-
ing giveaway would attract more personnel to the
"Most of our members are into the big runs
such as the marathons and half-marathons, so the
intent is to try and encourage people at the basic
level of running to enter fun runs, and see what
Navy Running has to offer" he said.
"Wearing the kit is a good way to get the Navy
brand out there as you can have a whole bunch of
people running down a street with the Navy
branding on them, watched by thousands of specta-
For more information, visit the Navy Running
Association's website at www.navyrunning.com or
LOOKING THE PART:
ABs Thomas Byles and
Samantha Little try out
the new Navy Running
Photo: LAC Bill Solomou
By LCPL Mark Doran
THE Australian Services Rugby Union
(ASRU) faces some unknowns in its
quest to win the International Defence
Rugby Competition (IDRC) 2011,
according to competition director Glenn
The ASRU is one of 12 teams contest-
ing the competition, which will open at
the Sydney Cricket Ground on September
"We know how good ASRU, New
Zealand and Tonga are in the Pacific
region, but are we as good as the British
Army or the Royal Navy?" Mr Crosland
"What we do know is that the annu-
al British Army and Royal Navy match
at Twickenham had a crowd of 63,000
watching the game."
The ADF is playing host to the IDRC
in Canberra and Sydney and, in partner-
ship with the New Zealand Defence Force,
The tournament will open with three
game days involving four matches a day.
Mr Crosland said the IDRC was CDF
GEN David Hurley's idea and planning of
the event started in 2009.
"The intention is to hold a complemen-
tary IDRC every time a Rugby World Cup
is held in the same place and time hosted by
that country's defence force," he said.
Mr Crosland said the ASRU team was
deep in preparation to put the best team
More than 10 Navy players are vying
for selection among a squad of 60.
The US had intended to field a team
but pulled out, allowing the Australian
Federal Police to become the 12th team.
Teams will arrive in Australia from
September 24 and stay on Defence bases
between Sydney and Canberra includ-
ing HMAS Harman, RAAF Glenbrook,
RAAF Richmond, Liverpool Military
Area, Randwick Barracks and the Royal
Military College Duntroon.
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