Army’s Future Leaders Meet Their Match

Army’s Future Leaders Meet Their Match

The ACT Vets are back in action on Thursday 1 November 2018 when they meet the Royal Military College (RMC) Rugby Club, for the Commandant’s Cup and the Paladin Cup.

The match, sponsored by Paladin Risk Management Services, will be held at Kapyong Oval, RMC Duntroon, with a kick-off at 6:00pm. This now annual event was inaugurated in 2003, when Brigadier Mike Paramor AM was Commandant of RMC, to celebrate the close ties the ACT Vets had, and continue to have, with the staff and cadets of the College.

Interestingly, the RMC Rugby Club is the oldest rugby club in the ACT (and is also one of its most successful, having won 18 1st division premierships) with some of the youngest members, while the ACT Vets are the youngest club in the ACT with the some of the oldest members.

“It is a great privilege for the RMC Rugby Club to play the ACT Veterans Rugby team for the Commandant’s Cup,” Capt. Timothy Glover of RMC said. “This game allows the next generation of Army officers and rugby players to connect with the ACT Rugby Veteran’s community.

“We are proud to maintain the history between the two sides and look forward to learning a few old tricks from ‘seasoned’ warriors. RMC Rugby thanks the ACT Vets for their support in 2018.”

Paladin Risk Management Services’ Managing Director, Rod Farrar, added, “Paladin is once again proud to be the sponsor of the Commandant’s Cup between ACT Veterans and RMC Cadets.

“The event’s association with Menslink and Legacy are particularly relevant to the Defence and veterans community, and the ability to raise money for such worthwhile causes through this annual fixture provides them much needed funds to continue and enhance their important work.”

Due to the generous support of the Vets’ major sponsor, Paladin Risk Management Services, donations will be made to both Legacy and Menslink of $2,250 each.

The Vets particularly thank Rod Farrar for his continued support of the fixture and the ACT Vets in general.


The Commandant’s Cup and the Paladin Cup Charity Rugby Match
Thursday 1 November 2018
ACT Vets Rugby Club v RMC Rugby Club
(RMC Duntroon, 18:00)

The Club welcomes all players over the age of 35 looking to join “a group of blokes who just want to run around and have some fun whilst giving back to rugby and the Canberra community”. Turn up to weekly training from 6pm on Wednesday evenings at Kapyong Field, RMC Duntroon, or visit for more details.

Rod Eade (President) – 0481 458 985
John Hillier (Vice President) – 0412 130 073

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