SPORTS

Feeling competitive? As an air cadet you can take part in seven main sports at different levels - athletics, cross country, football, rugby, hockey, netball and swimming.

Whatever you do it'll help improve your physical fitness levels and your team skills. If you're good enough at your favourite sport we'll notice, and can help you take it to the next level.

 

There are frequent tournaments between squadrons, where the best players are selected to represent the wing. The same then happens for the region, with wings competing against each other and the best players making up the regional team. If you make it through each of those selections then you're good. Really good. You'll be at the top of your game and will have a shot at representing the entire cadet corps, nationally and even internationally.

 

Work hard, play hard

 

Mixing work and play is at the heart of the Air Cadets. Getting stuck into sport is fun, and you'll build friendships and learn how to use your strengths to best effect in a team. And it doesn't stop at the sports we've mentioned.

 

Each squadron runs loads of different sport activities. These could include 5-a-side, table tennis, volleyball, racquet sports or many others. You'll be playing for fun but we'll encourage you to unleash your competitive side. Don't worry if you don't think sport is your strength. You don't have to be the next Olympic star, just take the opportunities and enjoy yourself!

 

Athletics

 

Athletics is by far the most popular sport that cadets participate in. It's not surprising when it offers so many options, from sprinting to high jump to discus throwing. You'll always feel like you want to achieve better results, and we help give you the motivation to push your abilities to the max.

 

Athletic events are normally held in the summer months and age groups for teams are normally:

 

  • Under 15 Boys
  • Under 17 Men
  • Junior Men
  • Under 15 Girls
  • Junior Women

 

Track & field

 

The normal athletics events you can take part in are:

 

Track

 

  • 100 metres
  • 200 metres
  • 400 metres
  • 800 metres
  • 1500 metres
  • 4x100 metres relay

 

Field

 

  • High jump
  • Long jump
  • Javelin
  • Discus
  • Shot put

 

All our events are governed by the rules of the UK Athletics Association.