ACT Veterans Rugby

Honorary Patron in Chief: His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Honorary Patron: His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor of New South Wales

Honorary Patron: Air Chief Marshal A.G. Houston AC AFC (Retd)

Honorary Patron: Vice-Admiral R. Griggs AO CSC RAN VCDF




"The most powerful rugby club in Australia" according to The Canberra Times

2014 team photo with thanks to Michael Thompson Photography

Welcome to the 20th season of ACT Veterans Rugby. We have a year of big events to mark the club's 20th anniversary, including a trip to Melbourne to play the Box Hill Unquenchables and see the Wallabies play France, the World Vintage Rugby Carnival in Perth and a special 20th Anniversary Dinner in October.

Upcoming Matches:

Saturday 18 October: ACT Vets v RMC - Commandant's Cup

Game kicks-off at 2pm at Portsea Oval, RMC.

Kick-off at 2pm sharp. This RMC sports day so a very large crowd and packed agenda of games for the day so please be prompt. This game is a Charity Match and thanks to our major sponsor Paladin Risk Management Services we will be donating to Menslink and Legacy.

Saturday 25 October: Tathra Crabs Festival

The club will be participating in the annual carnival day organised by the Bega Valley Blue Veins. The club has organised a minibus in previous years for a daytrip to the Tathra Country Club. Those that wish to travel on a club sponsored mini bus please let Slim know early.

Training has recommenced for 2014 under the watchful eye of our 'supercoach' Gary Kinnane. The training sessions this year offer club members the choice of playing touch and/or skills and playing drills. Everyone is welcome to come along to the training sessions, which are every Wednesday evening at Kapyong Field, RMC (across the road from Portsea Oval) starting at 6pm.


If you're 35 or older and would like to play rugby in Canberra, join us every three weeks (or so) for a friendly game at Portsea Oval, RMC Duntroon and post-match social drink at Olims Hotel.

To find out more details on enjoying a match or 10 every season with a group of like-minded ex and current rugby players from in and around the ACT either drop by the ground on one of our match days or email:

The President’s Message

ACT Veterans Rugby Sponsors

Major Sponsor