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Sport and adventurous training

When it comes to adventurous training the Regiment encourages all of its soldiers to try something new. Why? Because sport fosters teamwork, commitment and leadership- not to mention courage. Jumping out of an aeroplane for the first time or braving a Baltic storm are not only good fun but an important part of developing ourselves as individuals and soldiers.

The Regiment competes in a wide variety of sports and organises or participates in a number of adventurous training exercises.


Rugby

Following the Regiment’s return from operations in Afghanistan there has been a period of rebuilding the QRH Rugby Club. However, with a surge of enthusiasm from the Regiment the Rugby Club is firmly back on its feet being competitive once more.

The Rugby Club fosters commitment, pride, and physical fitness whilst also being an inclusive and friendly environment for all its members.

The ability and experience of our members ranges from those who have never touched a rugby ball before to individuals who have played professionally.

The 1st XV play to a good level, representing the Regiment in the British Army (Germany) Championships which is then followed (depending on results) by the British Army Championships in the latter part of the season.

However, it is not only the 1st XV that play matches with regular ‘friendly’ fixtures throughout the season. This provides a good opportunity for those who are pushing to get into the 1st XV to show what they can do whilst also allowing those with limited experience in the sport to enjoy themselves.

In addition to the regular season the Rugby Club also has events in the off season. The Regiment has a successful 7s and 10s squad which have represented QRH in both Army and civilian tournaments.

Notable successes have been achieving Runners Up in the Lemgo International 10s, Runners Up in the Richmond 7s Plate (Army 7s competed in the Cup Competition) and winners of the 20th Armoured Brigade Bowl.

Furthermore, the Club is currently in the process of planning international tours along with UK tournament opportunities.

Football

The Queen’s Royal Hussars Football Team is one of the most decorated sports teams in the Regiment and even the Royal Armoured Corps.

The Team have won the Cavalry Cup over 10 times since 1993 and won the British Army Germany Zone Cup in 2009/10. We have seeded in the top 3 teams for the past 3 years in the BA(G) six a side tournament, and been sent back to UK to play in the Army six a side tournament.

We also send a competitive team back to play every year in the Royal Armoured Corps Sports Competition, HODSON’S HORSE.

Despite operational commitments in Afghanistan, we still managed to finish top of the BA(G) central zone league and fulfil our commitment to play the West Midlands Police FC for the Hyderabad Trophy, a long standing fixture spanning back over 50 years.

The future looks bright for QRH FC with a full 2013/14 competition calendar expected, and a proposed football tour of the UK to play some respected Corps teams and possibly a couple of professional sides along the way.

Skiing

The Regiment has always punched considerably above its weight in Winter sports.

We have a strong tradition of Alpine Skiing in Alpbach, Austria where we enjoy very close ties with the locals.

Nordic Skiing is another discipline that we compete in every year and in recent times we have also participated in snowboarding and the Cresta Run.



Sailing

With easy access to the German ports of Bremerhaven, Hamburg and Kiel the Regiment is very keen on sailing.

In September, soldiers took part in Ex DIAMOND MENTE, a sailing trip to Denmark from Kiel Training Centre.

The Regiment also frequently competes in sailing competitions – most recently a regatta on the Isle of Wight.





Other sports

In addition to the sports listed above, the Regiment also contributes teams and players to polo, basketball and rally car driving to mention only a few sports!

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