Armed Services Personnel can now purchase discounted tickets in all areas of the ground (with the exception of the Gold seats in the C&G Stand) with pricing in line with our usual concession rates.
Gloucester Rugby has always valued its links with all of the Armed Forces. The RoyalGloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire regiments amalgamated with 3 other Regiments to form The Rifles in 2007 and have a long association with Gloucester.
The Rifles Cup was presented to the club by the regiment to mark the long standing bond of friendship between the club and the soldiers of Gloucestershire. The Rifles Cup is competed for when Gloucester and Bristol play in league games.
Gloucester Rugby's Community team work with the Navy, Army and RAF on a range of initiatives, these include the organisation of rugby camps for junior players at Beachley Barracks, in Chepstow the home of 1 Rifles and, in conjunction with the RAF, have run personal development programmes for young people in schools throughout Gloucestershire.
In addition the Royal Marines have supported numerous community fundraising activities through half time parades as well as on field activities such as the unarmed combat demonstration at last year's fixture against Australia.
Recent times have also seen the club enthusiastically participate in the Tickets for Troops for initiative but a photocall this week with representatives from the Army, Navy, RAF and Allied Rapid Reaction Corps saw Gloucester launch the new offer.
Talking at Kingsholm, Gloucester's Head of Sales and Marketing, Pete Grzonka, explained:
"We've always respected and valued our relationship with the Armed Forces. Our links with the Rifles are well known and I'm delighted to say that we are now embarking on what we hope will be a long and fruitful relationship with the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps now that they are safely installed at the Imjin Barracks."
Our relationship does of course extend to all military personnel based throughout the region. We receive great support from personnel based at RAF stations in Brize Norton, Fairford, Lyneham and Benson. And further afield to the Army's base in Aldershot and the Navy's Royal Marine Training Centre, Lymestone, Devon.
"We have participated in the Tickets for Troops scheme in the past but are now taking things a step further."
Tickets will be available to purchase online using the 'Armed Services' option under the category required or by calling the Ticket Office direct.
Tickets can then be picked from the collections window at the Ticket Office where purchasers will need to show their Armed Services ID/ NATO ID card.
The relevant discount will also be available on the day of the game. However, potential buyers are reminded that the £3 Early Bird discount is only available until 6:30pm on the Thursday before the game.
Pete also confirmed that Gloucester Rugby's home fixture against Saracens in the LV=Cup on Saturday November 13th would have an Armed Forces theme.
"The game against Saracens is, of course, the closest home fixture to Armistice Day so we have decided to give the day an Armed Forces theme."
"We will be selling poppies and carrying out bucket collections with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion."
"The three services will also be manning a number of activities at the stadium for young supporters to enjoy including paintball and a climbing wall."
"And, of course, on the Wednesday after the Saracens game, we're delighted to be hosting Samoa versus the Combined Services which is bound to be a great evening. Funds raised from this game will be going towards the Royal British Legion so we hope both the armed forces and the local community really get behind the game"