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Sport in the Army

Sport is critically important to the morale, welfare and operational effectiveness of Army personnel.

All soldiers who are keen to pursue a sporting interest can do so – whatever their ability.

This includes the injured and disabled, who participate in sport through an initiative called Battle Back. They train with and compete alongside the able-bodied, as all Battle Back activities are integrated into able-bodied programmes.

The best athletes in the Army can compete internally, at a combined service level, against Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, and with civilian teams.

Army Sport Control Board

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The Army Sport Control Board (ASCB) was formed in 1918 and is the regulatory body for sport played in the British Army at all levels.

Battle Back

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Through Battle Back seriously injured service personnel are encouraged to participate in sport and adventurous training as part of their rehabilitation process

Clubs & Associations

Army football

Army sports range from national disciplines to minority interest events.

Army sports news

sport news

All the latest Army sports stories from British Forces News.

Sport for Reservists

Army cycling

Army Reservists are eligible to play in regular corps and Army competitions.

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