First Ever Women's Armed Forces Rugby Championship First Ever Women's Armed Forces Rugby Championship

First Ever Women's Armed Forces Rugby Championship


Rugby News and Highlights

2020 Armed Forces Sports Championships Cancellations
April 10, 2020 - As leadership continues to monitor the current COVID-19 guidance from the Department of Defense and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Armed Forces Sports Council has made the decision to cancel all Armed Forces Sports Championships and events through September 30, 2020.  

Army wins seventh-straight Armed Forces Ruby 7’s title
GLENDALE, Colo. (Aug. 24, 2019) Army and Air Force play for the 2019 Armed Forces Rugby Championship hosted by the city of Glendale, Colo. in conjunction with the 2019 Rugbytown Sevens Tournament, held from 23- 25 August.  Service members from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard battle it out for gold in this world class rugby championship. (U.S. Dept. of Defense photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Timothy Hazel/RELEASED)
Aug. 27, 2019 - In a decisive fashion, Army captured their seventh straight Armed Forces Rugby 7’s Championship with a 33-5 win over the Air Force at Infinity Park in Glendale Colorado on August 25. 

U.S. Service teams go head to head in Armed Forces 7's Competition
GLENDALE, Colo. (Aug. 24, 2019) Army and Air Force play for the 2019 Armed Forces Rugby Championship hosted by the city of Glendale, Colo. in conjunction with the 2019 Rugbytown Sevens Tournament, held from 23- 25 August.  Service members from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard battle it out for gold in this world class rugby championship. (U.S. Dept. of Defense photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Timothy Hazel/RELEASED)
Aug. 22, 2019 - The 2019 Armed Forces Rugby 7’s tournament will welcome teams from every military service in the United States Military on August 23 – 25. Held at Infinity Park for the 8th consecutive year, the tournament starts with two days of single round-robin play, followed by a championship match on August 25.

Armed Forces Sports Concludes Inaugural Women’s Rugby Tournament with Army Taking Gold
WILMINGTON, N.C. (June 6, 2019) -- Navy faces off against Marine Corps on day two of the inaugural Armed Forces Women's Rugby Championship held in Wilmington, N.C. July 5-7, 2019. This historic event features the best female rugby players from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, who will compete for the title of the first ever Women's Rugby Champs (U.S. Dept. of Defense photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Patrick Gordon/RELEASED)
July 11, 2019 - Armed Forces Sports (AFS) wrapped up its first ever Women’s Rugby Championship June 7 in Wilmington North Carolina. The historic event was capped by an awards ceremony that saw Army take the gold going undefeated in the tournament, followed closely by the Marines who earned silver with three wins and one loss.

Field to Pitch - Marine Takes On Two Sports for Armed Forces
WILMINGTON, N.C. (June 6, 2019) -- Capt. Kate Herren carries the ball down the pitch during the Marine Corps-Coast Guard rugby match on day two of the inaugural Armed Forces Women's Rugby Championship held in Wilmington, N.C. July 5-7, 2019. This historic event features the best female rugby players from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, who will compete for the title of the first ever Women's Rugby Champs (U.S. Dept. of Defense photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Patrick Gordon/RELEASED)
July 10, 2019 - Captain Kate Herren strikes the imposing model of a Marine – lean, energetic, and a look of determination in her eyes as she faces her opponents. Advancing up the field with her fellow Marines, she and her team seem unstoppable; taking blow after blow they move forward, getting knocked down but never staying down, all with the goal of victory foremost in mind.