ARMY VS NAVY 4 MAY 2024
Army v Navy/ RAF Rugby Union Interservice Match Update:
This year will see further changes to the Army Inter Services Fixtures for 2024 PSB.
Army Masters v Navy Mariners 3 May 24 Richmond RFC
Army v Navy (Snr and Ladies Teams) 4 May 24 Twickenham
Army Masters v RAF Vultures 10 May 24 Gloucester RFC
Army v RAF (Snr and Ladies Teams) 11 May 24 Gloucester RFC
All tickets will be e-tickets as per 2023 PSB:
Army Masters v Navy Mariners
Army v Navy (Snr and Ladies Teams) Available 1 Dec via Twickenham RFU website
Army Masters v RAF Vultures Free entry if ticket purchased for the Saturday
Army v RAF (Snr and Ladies Teams) Available Mid Dec via Gloucester RFC website
There is no allocated seating and individuals can sit wherever, however, ARU have suggested the following (see picture below) to allow Corps to gather together; Blocks L28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36 would be the RE concentration.
The Twickenham website will have a function where block bookings can be created, allowing units/ messes the opportunity to get seats located together, details of which will be on the Twickenham website.
A fan zone will be created in the west carpark like international events, this will also include live music. All bars will be public so no Corps only bars, however, Sapperrugby will look to utilise the bars under the South stand as an Engineer RV. There will be no need to purchase wristbands as in previous years.
The Fan Zone will close at 1730 with bars closed during the game, however, the bars within the stadium will be open throughout the game.
Tickets on sale via Twickenham RFU General Sales
Army v Navy Match Website:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING MATCH DAY FORMAT CHANGES
STATEMENT FROM ARMY VS NAVY MATCH COMMITTEE:
The annual Army v Navy match is a popular fixture at Twickenham Stadium. However, with the increase in attendance, there has also been a rise in incidents both inside and outside of the stadium that fall below the standards of conduct and behaviour expected.
The Match Committee has worked closely with the RFU, Metropolitan Police and the local community to agree a strategy for the future. This includes the introduction of measures to reduce the impact on the local community.
This will be achieved by no longer playing the morning fixtures at Kneller Hall, bringing the Army v Navy fixture forward to 1400.
It is with great regret that the actions of a small minority of attendees have resulted in this change but it is hoped that it will not significantly impact on the enjoyment of the day by those attending the game next year.
IMPORTANT - Alcohol Policy Update - Access to Twickenham Stadium
A number of improvements to security and spectator safety are being introduced by the RFU which will bring the Army Navy Match in line with the normal rules applied at all other matches.
Please note that you will no longer be able to bring alcohol past the security/bag check access points which are located at the outer perimeter of the stadium. This includes the security/bag check access point at the entrance to the West Car Park / West Fan Village and therefore you can no longer take alcohol into this area. In addition, coaches will not be permitted to park in the West Car Park.
Coaches will now park in the North Car Park and Rosebine with Cardinal Vaughan being used for those travelling by car. All areas are situated outside of the security bag check / access points and therefore anyone parking in these areas will be able to enjoy the traditional tailgate / hospitality activities.
Full details of the RFU ground rules can be found at England Rugby. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the new security/bag check access points, stadium layout and the ground rules before you arrive at the match.
Refreshments will be available to purchase within the ground at each venue.