The Army Navy Match is the annual rugby union match played between the senior XV teams of the Royal Navy and British Army. It marks the culmination of the annual Inter-Services Competition. Although a match was played between the officers of the British Army and the officers of the Royal Navy at The Oval, London on 13 February 1878, it was not until 1907 that the Army Navy Match became an annual fixture, when it was jointly administered by the newly formed Royal Navy Rugby Union and the Army Rugby Union. Since then it has been played every season, with the exception of during the two world wars when the matches were suspended. Traditionally the Army Navy match has been played in the second half of the domestic season but in season 1907/1908 it was played in December and due to this anomaly the calendar year 1908 did not see an Army Navy match played yet they played each other twice in 1907. The 2016 Army Navy was the 99th in the series and the match saw another new record crowd of 81323 watch the Army Navy match which was one of the most compelling ever.

The 100th Army Navy Match will be played at Twickenham on 29 April 2017. So why not come on down to Razzamatazz and pick up your fancy dress for the game? Why not bring a mate or two along and see if we can do you a discount for more than one costume?

You can have your favourite photo printed direct on to a foil balloon. Whatever the event. Weddings, Birthdays, Engagements, New Baby, Retirement, Anniversary. You pick a shape, choose your image, put your message on the balloon, order and pay on line and then we will contact you so you can collect your filled helium message balloon. Just visit www.myballoon.com/razzamatazz and follow the instructions.




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