Exeter Chiefs sign the Armed Forces Covenant


Aviva Premiership rugby club Exeter Chiefs has become the fourth club to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.


A special ceremony was held at the home of the club, Sandy Park stadium, during the half-time interval of their first home Premiership match against Saracens, on Sunday.

The signing of the Covenant was carried out on the pitch, in conjunction with that of leading national housebuilder Bovis Homes.

The event was attended by senior military personnel, including Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer, President of the Army Rugby Union, as well as representatives of the Invictus Games Foundation.

Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer said about the Armed Forces Covenant; “The Armed Forces Covenant is a brilliant and invaluable initiative that really supports our service men and our service women.”

Exeter Chiefs is the fourth Premiership rugby club to demonstrate their support and sign the Armed Forces Covenant, joining Saracens, Harlequins and Gloucester Rugby.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation, that those who serve or have served, and their families, should not face disadvantage due to their service.

Businesses, from sole-trader to multinational, local authorities or charities, who wish to support the Armed Forces community can sign the Covenant and publicly declare their commitments.

Exeter Chiefs, who finished second in the Premiership last season, are among 160 other South West employers who have signed the Covenant.

To find out more about how your organisation could benefit from pledging their support to the Armed Forces community contact the Regional Employer Engagement Director, Jon Beake on 01823 250110 or wx-reed@rfca.mod.uk. To find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant visit www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk.

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