Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final to welcome 1,000 members of Armed Forces as guests

Dr Johnson Beharry VC launches the partnership between Premiership Rugby and tickets for troops.

PREMIERSHIP RUGBY is delighted to announce that 1,000 members of the British Armed Forces and their families will be honoured guests at this year’s Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham on 1 June.

Following the confirmation of a partnership between Premiership Rugbyand Tickets For Troops the Forces personnel will be at HQ for the biggest day in the English club rugby calendar.

“There is an unbreakable bond between rugby union and the British Services so we are looking forward to having a significant group of current and ex-Service personnel and their families with us at Twickenham on 1 June to watch the crowning of the 2019 Gallagher Premiership champions,” said Premiership Rugby’s Chief Executive, Mark McCafferty.

“We have a long-standing tradition of seeing serving personnel carry out the Premiership Rugby trophy and we are delighted to know hundreds of their colleagues will be able to witness it live this year.”

Many troops who benefit from Tickets For Troops (www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk) endure long periods of separation from their families due to operational tours and training exercises or living apart from their families during the week.

Lord Marland, the Chairman of Tickets For Troops, which marks its 10th anniversary later this year, said: “Rugby has been a massive supporter of Tickets For Troops since we launched and it is fantastic that Premiership Rugby has maintained this level of generosity, especially for such a prestigious event and at the greatest rugby stadium in the world. We are both delighted and grateful for their support.” 1.4 Million – Tickets distributed to members of the Armed Forces since 2009 via Tickets for Troops 49,000 – Events offered to Tickets For Troops members. 56,000 – Current active members benefiting from Tickets For Troops.

Organisations who would like to get involved with the charity and donate free tickets to benefit our servicemen and women can get in contact with Tickets For Troops by emailing events@ticketsfortroops.org.uk or calling 0207 932 0808

For more information, please contact William Campbell-Lamerton at Tickets For Troops on 020 7932 0808 or email press@ticketsfortroops.org.uk

For more information about Tickets For Troops, please visit www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk

About Premiership Rugby:

Premiership Rugby is the organisation which manages the top league in English club rugby – Gallagher Premiership Rugby.

It acts for its shareholder clubs in all major commercial and strategic negotiations with media and sponsorship partners of the league, as well as with other rugby governing bodies.

Premiership Rugby is also responsible for key areas of governance of the top flight competitions, including the Salary Cap Framework, Minimum Standards Criteria and Code of Conduct, as well as managing the Gallagher Premiership Rugby competition, Premiership Rugby 7s and the Premiership Rugby Cup, all of which are televised live exclusively by BT Sport.

Partners for the 2018-19 season are: Gallagher, BT Sport, Channel 5, Land Rover, Ricoh, Citizen, Gilbert and The Times.

Premiership Rugby runs more than 90 local and national community rugby programmes. Each season Premiership Rugby and its clubs, working together with our players, coaches and impressive list of private, public and third sector partners, invest over £3.3million in a variety of community programmes under the Play and BreakThru campaigns which aim to grow grassroots participation and tackle core issues.

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