Army Inter-Unit Championships 2017
This year’s inter-unit event was held at Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre on 14th-16th March. Twenty teams were entered into the major unit event, competing in four groups over the first two days; on the third day the top team from each group went through to the semi-finals. The standard of play was exceptionally high, and even on Day One it was clear that last year’s winners, 1 RSME, were going to be hard pressed to retain their title with Army HQ and 1RHA looking strong. The end of the group stages saw 1RHA, 30 Signal Regiment, Army HQ and 2 Royal Gurkha Rifles. After two hard fought semi-finals, it was Army HQ and 2RGR who reached the final. In the end the depth of the Army HQ team proved too much for 2RGR, with Army HQ taking the title 5-0.
In the minor unit event, six teams battled it out in a round-robin format over three days; Army Training Regiment Winchester, 42 Battery Royal Artillery, 4 Royal Military Police, the Military Correctional Training Centre and HQ Royal Army Physical Training Corps all hoped to stop Upavon Station from retaining the title. However, after all thirty matches had been played it was Upavon Station who emerged top of the results sheet, with an impressive 94 points from a possible hundred, while Army Training Regiment Winchester finished second.