C. Alcock OBE
Born 15 March 1961, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
8th most capped Navy player of all time with 18 Inter Service (3 April 2012). 481st player to be capped by the Royal Navy Rugby Union
Played against the Army in 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992
Played against the Royal Air Force in 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Inter Service Record
Played 18 Won 4 Drew 0 Lost 14
Inter Service Titles 1 plus 2 triple tie
1982 Royal Navy 7 Army 11
1982 Royal Navy 14 Royal Air Force 16
1984 Royal Navy 6 Army 13
1984 Royal Navy 10 Royal Air Force 9
1985 Royal Navy 6 Army 11
1985 Royal Navy 23 Royal Air Force 29
1986 Royal Navy 13 Army 3
1986 Royal Navy 9 Royal Air Force 20
1987 Royal Navy 21 Army 10
1987 Royal Navy 13 Royal Air Force 6
1988 Royal Navy 3 Army 35
1988 Royal Navy 7 Royal Air Force 10
1989 Royal Navy 9 Army 21
1989 Royal Navy 23 Royal Air Force 30
1990 Royal Navy 7 Army 16
1990 Royal Navy 14 Royal Air Force 22
1991 Royal Navy 13 Royal Air Force 22
1992 Royal Navy 9 Army 16
1992 Royal Navy 22 Royal Air Force 13
Chris Alcock has played for, captained and been the Selector for Navy Rugby as well as experience success as the captain of Cornwall including their famous county championship win of 1991. He is currently the Chairman of the Royal Navy Rugby Union. He was captain of the Navy side during the 1986/87 unbeaten season.
After leaving school in Stafford, Chris Alcock joined the Fleet Air Arm as an observer based at the RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall. Since then his rugby career has been a potent mix of success with ‘the Men of Cornwall’ and the Senior Service. As a Naval Aviator his career saw him rise to the position of Cdr Air on board HMS Ark Royal during the second Gulf War from which he was promoted to Captain and as since been found ‘flying a desk’ in a number of staff appointments.
His Service rugby career saw him make his Senior debut in 1982 for Navy Rugby and he played, Naval commitments allowing, for the next eleven seasons. He also became a regular for the Combined Services where over a ten year period he won a number of caps, was selected as Combined Services captain for four seasons and played against a number of incoming International touring sides including the USSR and the Australians on three occasions.)
In parallel to his Service rugby career he was a long serving player for the famous Camborne club and represented Cornwall in two County Championship finals. The second final, saw Chris lift the Championship Cup as captain, and end 83 year drought for the rugby followers of Trelawny.
On retiring from playing he had a successful period as Navy Selector and also became the Union’s first Director of Rugby before becoming the Royal Navy Rugby Union’s Chairman in 2011.