Calytrix remains a Proud Sponsor of the Australian Army Rugby Union

Calytrix has been a proud sponsor of the Australian Army Rugby Union (AARU) since 2007 and is pleased to retain its sponsorship in 2018.

The AARU’s ethos is based on the Army’s values - courage, initiative and teamwork – and history clearly demonstrates that it has and continues to be a central feature of the sport in the Australian Army. Indeed, the Army’s values have been shaped by competition in sports like Rugby Union over a century.

The AARU fields both men’s and women’s senior teams, which are selected from members of the Australian Army. The AARU also provides a vehicle for talented AARU players to be selected for other representative playing opportunities.

The AARU Women’s Team was first formed in 1997 and has seen increased participation over the past few years, with members of the Army Women’s side being skilled and fortunate enough in the past to gain selection for the Australian Wallaroo’s.

Calytrix congratulates Army on their success in the 2018 Army Services Rugby Championship with both the woman’s and men’s teams claiming their respective championships. The women defeated Air Force 92-0 and followed up with a 89-0 defeat of Navy at Ballymore, Brisbane. Similarly, the Army men’s team defeated Air Force 71-5 and got home 18-6 after a very tough match against Navy on Saturday 4 May.

Calytrix also recognises the fifteen women and eighteen men who were selected in the 2018 ADF rugby union squads. More widely, three of Army’s women were capped in the Super W competition earlier this year and two have been selected in the extended Wallaroos squad.