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



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

2014 team photo with thanks to Michael Thompson Photography

The 20th season for the ACT Veterans Rugby club has concluded. Thanks to all the members for making it such a great season, we will be back on the field in February 2015 for our 21st year of rugby, camaraderie and charity fundraising.

Upcoming Matches:

Friday 13 February 2015: ACT Vets v Navy Old Salts - Paladin Risk Cup

The annual curtain raiser at Canberra Stadium, kick-off time and other details will be advised soon.

Sunday 22 February: Tony Ryan Memorial Match

Our annual fundraising match for Clare Holland House, supported by the Bendigo Bank Community Bank Wanniassa, Calwell, Jerrabomberra and Curtin branches. Kick-off at 2pm at Portsea Oval, Hopkins Drive, RMC.

Training will recommence on Wednesday 14 January. 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