Army Judo Championships 2016
Sappers had a clean-sweep winning all three team events Advanced (Black Belt), Intermediates (up to brown belt) and Novices (up to Orange belt) in the first Inter Corps Judo event.
Overall the team of 14 players this year won 20 Gold, 6 Silver and 8 Bronze medals.
Key individual performances saw Capt Lupke (1RSME – O100kgs) and Capt Paske (Army Elite – U73kgs) retain their Army Dan Grade titles.
In the intermediates LCpl Coley (26ER) won the U66kgs event, Sprs Radburn and Kearney (both 1 RSME) won the U90 and O100kgs events respectively.
Novices Spr Clarke (3 RSME) and Cpl Olijade (42 Geo ER) won the u73 and O100kg events.
Veterans Class (over 30 yrs old) for Capt Lupke (heavyweight) and Sgt Burns (26ER) in the lightweight division.
Maj Campey (Army Headquarters) made a successful return to the mat managing a silver medal in the Dan Grade comp (O100kgs) weight group.
Capt Lupke will be competing in the Welsh Open and Capt Paske will be competing in the Inter Services event on 11 Nov. Both of them will go on tour with the UKAF Judo team to Tokyo, Japan from 12 Nov for two weeks.
UK Armed Forces Judo Team has managed to win a Bronze medal at the National Team Championships this weekend. Lt Paske RE was Team Captain for the event winning three of his four fights against some formidable GB standard opponents.
This is only the third time in recent history (last 30 years) that the Services Judo Team has medalled at this event and is something that we can be immensely proud of. To have the Royal Engineers Captaining and managing the team shows the strength of Corps Judo at present in terms of both Player Performance and Elite Sports Management.
The team fought against 5 full-time GB athletes, one of which fought at London Olympics and narrowly missed out on Rio Olympics.
UK Armed Forces 3 North of England 2
UK Armed Forces 4 South of England 1
UK Armed Forces 4 Northern Home Counties 1
UK Armed Forces 1 Midlands 4
2 YORKS 29 v 8 42 Engr Regt (Geo), 27 Apr 16, Newbury RFC
A long championship season accumulated in 42 reaching the final of the ARU Championship Plate Final, up against a much larger (in size and number) 2 YORKS side. 2 YORKS may have had a few army players and size on their side but 42 had that never say die Engineer attitude that saw them squeeze out RTR in the semi-final 20-19 accompanied with the knowledge and coaching skills of SSgt Darrell Ball (Ex-Army and Combined Service Rugby Captain) on 42’s side it was set to be a tight game. The game saw 4 seasons in 80 minutes from -1 and snow showers to a balmy 12 degrees and sun, the first 20 minutes saw 2 YORKS dominate with them taking a 14 – 0 lead but 42 fought back and scored a penalty just before half time to make it 14-3 at the break. 42 came out firing and quickly got back in the game 5 minutes after half time with a try from Man of the Match Lt William Bates (lovingly called the White Jona Lomu by the 2 YORKS team), 14 – 8 and the game was in the balance. As the game entered the last quarter the physicality of the match began to take it’s toll on both sides and with the 2 YORKS team adapting better to the changes they scored 3 tries in 10 minutes to take the game away from 42. 42 rallied in the last 10 and should have scored but resolute defence by 2 YORKS kept them out and sadly the game was lost. Apart from the result the whole squad had a great experience and the 3rd half was most definitely won by the Sappers. The squad would also like to thank the CRE for taking time out of his busy schedule to watch one of his Regiments slug it out in a sometimes wet and windy Newbury.
Rugby Union (2015)
The Corps team won the Inter Corps Merit League. 23 players from the Corps have represented the Army at various levels and four have represented the Combined Services. SSgt Ball is the Army team captain and Capt Sanger remains the Army Head Coach with a number of other coaches assisting in the Army team and U23s.
Lawn Tennis (2015)
Inter Corps Champions.
Adaptive Sports (2015)
Ex RE SSgt Micky Yule is the European Power Lifting Champion.
Micky Yule will represent Great Britain in power lifting at this summer's Paralympics. Yule - who was a staff sergeant with the Royal Engineers in Afghanistan in 2010 when he lost both legs in an explosion - has had to work hard over a long period to secure his Paralympics debut.
More information can be found on this link here.
Triathlon and cycling
Triathlon and cycling (2016).
Royal Engineers - Inter Corps Champions 2016.
Triathlon and cycling (2015).
The Corps has 1 x National Time Trial champion (Spr Royal), 3 x Army Triathletes, 5 x Army riders and 3 x Army Mountain Bike cyclists. In addition SSgt Sutton is ranked third in the world at iron man distance in his age group.
35 Engr Regt won the Army Cup (G) and we currently have the following players competing at various levels:
o Combined Services – LCpl Prinsloo and Cpl Redfern.
o Army – LCpl Prinsloo, Cpl Redfern (Capt) and Cpl Dearden.
The REAFC won the Woolwich Cup at the Army Inter Corps Football competition.
21 Engr Regt won the Army sixes and 71 Engr Regt won the Reserves Army Cup and lost in the final of the Army Super Cup.
- WO1 (RSM) Bell is the first RE head coach of the Army Football Team.
- 35 Engr Regt were this years Army Cup (G) winners.
- There are 8 Corps men’s footballers and two females representing the Army and Spr Cairney and Cpl Parker representing the Combined Services men and female teams.
Rugby League (2015) - Lawson Cup/Army Inter Corps Championship
The team went the whole season unbeaten. The Corps has 7 players playing for the Army Senior Team, 8 representing the Academy and 8 playing for the Masters.
Welcome to the end of year Sapper Orienteering round up. We have had a great success this year and are in a fantastic position as a Corps.
Inter-Corps Championship - 2015
• Men’s Senior Long Winners
• Men’s Senior Short Winners
• U25 Runners Up
• W21 Overall Winner – Capt Amy Pennington
• M21 Overall Winner – Capt Andy Brett
Army Individual Championship - 2015
• Men’s Short Course – WO2 Jase Edwards
Army Team Runners - 2015
Congratulations to Maj Jase Buchanan, Capt Andy Brett and Capt Kezia Jukes on being selected to run for the Army Team for the first time. A great achievement especially as they were victorious against the other Services.
Sapper Telemark Championship
Sapper Telemark Championship (2016)
The Royal Engineers Ski Team are the 2016 Army Champions. RE Ski Team have won the Slalom, GS, Super G and came 3rd in the Downhill with 5 skiers selected for the Army Team; 3 men of 10 and 2 ladies of 7. This is the first time ever the Corps has won the Army Inter Corps Alpine trophy.
Sapper Telemark Championship (2014)
It has been another great year for Sapper Telemark at the Royal Navy, Army and RAF Championships in Austria. With sixteen competitors and four of the hill team staff the Sappers have been the biggest grouping again this year bar the Royal Marines. Sappers have come away with a range of medals outlined below and introduced a number of new skiers to the free heel technique. Three Sappers (possibly four) have been selected to represent the Army at the Joint Service Championships next week in France.
1. Corps Team Event - Gold
2. Development Sprint Female- Gold: Capt Fran Bullock
3. Development Classic Female- Gold: Capt Fran Bullock
4. Army Champs Classic- Bronze: LCpl Dean Gillion
5. Army Champs Sprint- Bronze: Capt Will Jarrett-Kerr
6. Army Champs Combination- Bronze: Capt Will Jarrett-Kerr
7. Army Unit Team- Silver: R Mon RE (M) (Narrowly beaten by 3 RHA)
8. Mountain Race (against tough RM and GB athlete competition) Male - Gold: LCpl Dean Gillon
Female - Silver: Capt Fran Bullock
Team Bronze: R Mon RE (M)