Commando Rugby School


More than rugby

A rugby orientated camp with an underlying military focus. Participants will learn rugby skills and techniques as well as basic first aid, navigation and survival techniques.

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Commando rugby school is for children aged
5-8 years old
9 – 15 years old

Rugby experience?

Whether you are an experienced player or completely new to the game, our rugby camps are suitable for players of all abilities.

What to expect

A rugby camp designed to get the young generation working together off their phones and learning life skills / basic first Aid and rugby.


Unless stated otherwise all 9-15 camps will be 9:00 – 15:30 and all 5-8 camps will be 16:00 – 18:00

Thankyou for taking the time to check my website. I hope it helps you understand Rugby Commando School and what we do a little better…

I am a current serving elite Royal Marine Commando and I have been lucky enough to be in the armed forces for over 12 years. I have served across the world and participated in several operations in various countries.

I am currently serving as a Corporal, and received a Combined Forces Commendation for bravery during my service on Op Herrick 9. I have an array of experiences in various contexts and have trained in jungle, arctic and desert terrains.

Whilst I have been in the military, I have been given the opportunity to play rugby to a very high standard. Rugby has been in my blood since I was 4 years old so, upon joining the military at age 20, I also joined the Royal Marines Rugby League team, receiving ‘The Man of Steel’ award for exceptional performance. In 2013, I got scouted for the Royal Navy Rugby Union squad and since then, my rugby career has continued to soar. I received the Cossack Sword for best player, Man of The Match during an annual Army Vs Navy match at Twickenham, and a nomination for Sportsman of the Year in

I got selected for Combined Services Rugby (the best players from the Navy, Army and RAF sides) and have played in the squad for 5 consecutive years. I received Man of The Match for great performance in 2018.

Aside from the military rugby, I have continued to play in the civic world too; I currently play for National One team Fylde and have represented Lancashire County, as well as England Counties during an International tour of Canada. I trialled at Saracens and played 3 games for Premiership team Newcastle Falcons in the Kings of the North competition.

David Fairbrother

David Fairbrother

Founder, Commando Rugby School

Meet some more members of the commando training team
Dan Orwin


Dan is the assistant 1st XV coach at Fylde RUFC

Steve Woodburn


Steve is the 1st XV coach at Fleetwod RUFC

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