Army vs Navy Rugby 2017

CDS Defence Support was delighted to welcome over 65 clients and guests to the 100th anniversary Army v Navy Rugby match on Saturday.

On Saturday, CDS Defence Support attended the 100th anniversary rugby match between the British Army and the Royal Navy. The match was held at Twickenham Stadium and was a sell-out, meaning that the atmosphere was electric throughout the day!

The match was also attended by rugby fan Prince Harry who joined spectators in singing the National Anthem before the match which he attended as patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, a competition for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.

CDS Defence Support was at the match in force. Over 65 people attended the game, including, CDS’ CEO, Fergus Bailie, clients and guests from both the Defence industry and further afield. During a welcome address to the assembled guests, CDS Defence Support’s Managing Director, Richard Bradley, commented that he was “proud to have such an eclectic mix of clients and supporters present” on the day and passed on thanks to the Twickenham stadium team for their hospitality and help throughout the event.

The match kicked off at 3pm Saturday afternoon and the atmosphere inside the CDS Defence Support box was enthusiastic. Guests from the Royal Navy and British Army were vocal in support of their respective teams whilst seeking the backing of the neutral observers such as the Royal Air Force. Ultimately though, after some great moments of play and a total of 5 tries between the 2 sides, the Army won the match with a score of 29 – 20. DiBs Bucknell, CDS Defence Support’s Sales Director, despite his firm dark blue allegiance paid tribute to the wining team, and mentioned that “as CDS is a major supporter of Army U23s (Academy) Rugby, it helps to show that our support has been of help and clearly contributed to the winning team. As much as it goes against my Naval heritage, I’m delighted to see demonstrable evidence that Army Academy Rugby is feeding the Senior side with quality players”.

CDS Defence Support is already looking forward to the match next year scheduled for Saturday 5th May 2018.


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