Former Scotland international Mattie Stewart has joined the UK Armed Forces Rugby team, taking on a partnership role as ambassador.
The former NCO with the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment – and Northampton prop – will join a growing number of ambassadors to the UKAF brand. With previous success as part of the Army coaching staff, Stewart will bring his unique expertise to the UKAF rugby ambassador programme.
Over a glittering 23 year Army career, not only did he deploy to the Falklands and Northern Ireland on operations, but he also coached the Army Rugby Union senior team, winning back-to-back inter service championships and the Armed Forces World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2011. In short, he has lived and breathed Armed Forces Rugby.
In his wider rugby career, Stewart won 34 Scotland caps (making his Test debut against Italy at Murrayfield in 1996) and a European Cup with Northampton Saints, making him a thoroughly well-rounded addition to the ambassador programme. A long-standing friend and supporter of Armed Forces Rugby, Stewart’s knowledge and experience will provide a critical contribution. We are thrilled to have his continued support for Armed Forces Rugby and to welcome him to the team.