Life Members

Mr RM ‘Merv’ Allen (d)

Merv Allen

Merv Allen was one of the Founders of the ASRU and its second President. He was President of the NSW Combined High Schools and a great force in the strength of rugby in the government schools

He was very foresighted and saw the value of the UK tours that became a strong feature of schools rugby in Australia

His wife Iris was equally a strong supporter. Iris and Merv left $100,000 in their will to the ASRU.

This led directly to the establishment of the Schools Rugby Foundation which is still in existence today.

The Merv & Iris Allen Award is named in their joint honour.