The ACT Veterans Rugby is playing its annual charity match against the Australian Command and Staff College (ACSC) Rugby Club on Sunday 13th August at Portsea Oval, Royal Military College Duntroon.
The match is once again being played for the Chief’s Cup, which has a 12-year history of support by the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) originating with the then CDF, and the ACT Veterans’ current Patron-in-Chief, His Excellency, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).
The ACSC Rugby Club are excited to maintain the strong relationship with the ACT Veterans Rugby Club noting the links that the ACT Veterans Rugby Club has with the broad Veteran community and charities. This fixture is the next opportunity to continue the relationship and friendly rivalry.
Given the certainty that the final score will be a 9 all draw (a core rule of Veterans Rugby), the game is sure to be played in the right spirit and be enjoyed by all involved, both on and off the field.
This year’s match is sponsored for the first time by Reuse-Recycle IT, which is a division of Capital Easy Finance. Reuse-Recycle IT is an Australian, Canberra based company specialising in the facilitation and logistics management of recycling and reusing end-of-life IT and office equipment. They are looking forward to a long and enjoyable association and are warmly welcomed into the ACT Vets community.
Colonel Natasha Ludwig will be presenting the Chief’s Cup trophy in her capacity as Director ACSC(Joint); noting that she is also the Vice President - Operations, Australian Army Rugby Union.
Thanks to the generosity of Reuse-Recycle IT, sizeable donations will also be made to two local charities. Gerry Carwardine, Legacy Club of Canberra President, and Helen Falla, Canberra Hospital Foundation General Manager, will each accept a cheque for $1,250.
Legacy Canberra Executive Officer, Bob Cox says “Legacy is both excited and appreciative to be able to continue its association and be a beneficiary of the endeavours of ACT Veterans Rugby and the sponsorship of Reuse Recycle – excited because these are always great matches to watch, and appreciative of the financial contribution to our endeavours in caring for the families of our deceased veterans. Good luck to both teams”.