SSAFA named as charity partner of UKAF Rugby Union

13 August 2019

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity are delighted to announce that we are the official charity partner for the United Kingdom Armed Forces (UKAF) Rugby Union 2019-2020 season and the International Defence Rugby Competition.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity have been announced as the official charity partner of the UKAF Rugby Union 2019-2020 season, as well as the International Defence Rugby Competition.

This is a key time for the team as the players are about to depart to Japan for the International Defence Rugby Competition, prior to the Remembrance matches that will be played in November this year. 

SSAFA is delighted to be the official charity sponsor of the United Kingdom Armed Forces Rugby Union for the 2019-2020 season - and for the International Defence Rugby Competition. The UKAFRU showcases some of the incredible talent thriving across our Armed Forces and will celebrate the values and abilities that exist within the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force.  SSAFA exists, when required, to provide service personnel, veterans and their families with lifelong support whenever and wherever they need us; in that role, we are very proud to be at the heart of the Armed Forces community.

- Sir Andrew Gregory, CEO, SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity
The Armed Forces take rugby around the world and promotes it at home, and across the UK.  Rugby at its best embodies those values celebrated in our Armed Forces – physical courage, leadership, determination, esprit de corps and respect for others.  I am delighted to have Fujitsu back with us visibly as one of our leading sponsors, and to welcome on board SSAFA as our Charity Partner.  SSAFA offers superb support to Servicemen and women today.  They do so much magnificent work behind the scenes and it is a great privilege to be able to publicly thank them and try and raise more funding and awareness for the sterling job that they do, not just for serving members, but also for veterans and military families. 

- Air Vice Marshall Rocky Rochelle, Chairman UKAF Rugby Union

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