Home' Navy News : March 1st 2012 Contents CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Australian Services Rugby Union (ASRU) is about to commence a four-year campaign in
preparation for the next International Defence Rugby Competition, to be hosted in the UK in 2015.
The ASRU Committee invites interested Defence members to apply for the following
Positions are open to men and women from all three Services (full time and part time) and the
Australian Public Service.
Coach applicants will hold, at a minimum, an ARU Level 2 coaching qualification and have
recent experience coaching at senior representative level (e.g. single service or senior civilian grade
rugby). Superior planning, communication and leadership skills are paramount. Preference will be
shown to applicants with a record of success coaching teams at the senior/elite level.
Manager applicants will possess highly developed administrative skills (including budget
management) and superior initiative. Preference will be shown to applicants with experience in
successfully managing senior/elite sports teams.
ASRU also invites suitably qualified Defence members to submit an expression of interest to
participate in the new Australian Services Rugby Coach Development Program, which is open
to Foundation, Level 1 and Level 2 qualified coaches. This program is designed to identify, mentor
and develop future senior level men's and women's coaches across all three Single Service Unions.
Funding is available to assist participants progress their coaching qualifications and experience.
Applications are to be emailed to the ASRU Men's National Operations Manager,
Lieutenant Colonel Adam Boyd, email@example.com by 30 Mar 12.
An endorsement of support from the member's superior is required. Guidance on likely annual
commitments is available from the ASRU POC. Information is also available on the ASRU
Patron: Chief of the Defence Force,
General David Hurley, AC, DSC
• Men's Coach
• Men's Assistant Coach
• Men's Manager
• Men's Assistant Manager
• Women's Coach
• Women's Assistant Coach
• Women's Manager
• Women's Assistant Manager
• Assistant Secretary
• Events Manager
• Website Manager
March 1, 2012
LSCIS Glen Gante
THE 2012 RAN Rugby Union
(RANRU) season was launched on
board HMAS Success on February 2,
marking 100 years since the first record-
ed representative game played by an
Australian Navy team in 1912 against
Sydney Harbour provided an excel-
lent backdrop to an evening support-
ed by the Navy Band and the crew of
Navy Rugby Director CMDR Mike
Hogan recounted the 2011 season,
which resulted in the men's team win-
ning back-to-back Australian Services
Rugby Union (ASRU) titles and the
women's team winning the ASRU title
The men's and colts team also con-
tinued their trans-Tasman rivalry against
the Royal New Zealand Navy Rugby
Navy Rugby President CDRE
Elizabeth Rushbrook said the 2012 cen-
tenary season would showcase Navy
rugby like no other, beginning with
players taking to the field in a wide
range of sevens and 10s competitions
before defending the ASRU titles at
Viking Park in Canberra from May 12
"This season will surely be a crack-
er," CDRE Rushbrook said.
"We'll have the launch of a history
of Navy rugby by Jim Kehoe -- From
Muddies to Whites -- the re-launch
of the RANRU Historical Collection
(both in April) and the hosting of
the Commonwealth Navies Rugby
Championships in September."
CDRE Rushbrook also said that a
positive and successful season would
rely on the hard work and dedication of
fit and resilient players, supported by
On the night, a sneak peek at the his-
torical collection was on display, which
triggered old memories and many a
story of achievements.
Also on display was a selection of
on-and off-field apparel, some of which
will soon appear for sale.
For more information on events through-
out RANRU's 2012 season, log on to www.
THE Navy Tridents have issued a call to arms in the
countdown to the Combined Australian Services Rugby
League (CASRL) interservice carnival.
The call is for more players, coaching staff and specta-
tors to support the Tridents as they seek to defend the title
they won in 2011 by beating Army 38-36 in the decider.
Navy Rugby League President CMDR Glenn Ker
said the Tridents especially needed new assistant coach-
es to help steer them to victory in the CASRL carnival in
Port Stephens from March 11 to 19.
"We also need a new head coach for the Navy side play-
ing in the South Sydney District A Grade competition,"
he said. "The kind of coach we are looking for requires a
minimum level one qualification, which will be provided
through Navy Rugby League if not already held."
The Tridents will fine-tune their preparation with
a training camp and two warm-up matches against the
NSW Fire Brigade and the visiting New Zealand Navy
Rugby League team.
CMDR Ker said the training camp and matches would
be conducted at Randwick Barracks from March 4 to 9.
"After the completion of the warm up matches the
Navy team will be selected from a group of 50 hope-
fuls," he said.
All Sydney-based players and interested personnel
who have not yet come to attention of the RANRL are
invited to participate in training sessions at Randwick
Barracks at 5pm every Tuesday and Thursday for a
chance to represent Navy at national level and at the A
grade level throughout the 2012 season.
Players and staff will have the opportunity to tour
Hawaii in September 2012.
For player and coaching information, contact CPO Shane Dwyer on
0415185758 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For further
information on the 2012 season, go to www.ranrl.com.au.
Tridents call up reinforcements
n a ASRU game
head of the
eam which went
hrough to the
nal day but lost
he final to BrItish
Army in Auckland.
Photo: LAC Bill
SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH: From left, PO Nicole
Palmer, LS Steph Cockanauto, RANRU President
CDRE Elizabeth Rushbrook, Dana Stewart-
Thompson (Fresh Creative), LS Danielle Worthey,
RANRU Women's Advocate CMDR Christine
Clarke and AB Sarah Beard.
CATCH US IF YOU CAN: AB Mark Gordon
shows his pace.
Photo: CPL Aaron Curran
SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH: From left PO Nicole
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