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

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

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

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



Our sponsor Paladin Risk Management Services has a new offer: Use the code "ACTVETS" when registering for a course and $200 will be donated to ACT Veterans Rugby.

Courses include:

  • Certificate IV in Risk Management Essentials,
  • Diploma of Risk Management and Business Continuity, and
  • Advanced Diploma of Governance, Risk and Compliance.

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

2014 team photo with thanks to Michael Thompson Photography

The 21st season for the ACT Veterans Rugby club is well underway. The Fools Day Carnival was a great success, with teams travelling from both around the region and as far afield as Sydney. A highlight of the intra-club game on 2 May was the participation of Stephen Larkham and fellow former Brumby Damian McInally, both have not lost too much pace since their Super Rugby playing days.

Upcoming Matches:

Sunday 11 October: ACT Vets Game Day

This has recently been added to the schedule and is a regular 'Red v Blue' intra-club match at Portsea Oval RMC, with a kick-off time of 2:00pm.

Saturday 24 October: Tathra Crabs Festival

The annual carnival hosted by the Bega Valley Blue Veins will take place at the Tathra Country Club playing fields, kicking off around 11:00am. The ACT Vets are planning to provide a bus for a day trip and there will also be an option to stay for the weekend.


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 Mercure 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