Members of the Wales University Royal Navy Unit (URNU) will be walking their way to Twickenham in time for the annual Army v Navy rugby challenge match.


28/04/17 - 3.30pm The Wales URNU have just received a shout out on live Radio, thank you to Heart South!

The Challenge

The team of nine are due to depart from HMS Victory in Portsmouth at first light on Friday 28 April for the 100 km trek to the stadium.  The journey will take them through Hampshire and Surrey districts into Greater London.  The aim is to arrive at Twickenham by 9pm the same day.

Lieutenant Alex Kelley, the Commanding Officer of the URNU said:  “The primary aim is to provide my URNU students with the opportunity to demonstrate teamwork whilst operating outside their comfort zone and the mental toughness to not give up. We will also be looking to raise money for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity under their #Twickenham100 challenge, marking that this year is the 100th anniversary of the Army v Navy game.  It should be tough.  We are hoping the weather is kind to us on the day, but I’m sure even a few spots of rain wouldn’t dampen our spirits as we make our way to the stadium.”

There are 15 URNUs located across the UK offering opportunities to 700 undergraduates from the country’s leading universities.  Wales URNU primarily draws its members from Cardiff University, University of South Wales, Cardiff Metropolitan and Swansea University.

The URNU aims to broaden understanding of the Royal Navy among university students.  It offers students who show leadership potential the chance to develop these skills through maritime experience and exposure to the Royal Navy’s values and ethos.

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