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Sport and Adventurous Training

Playing sport and going on adventurous training trips are a vital part of life in the Welsh Guards. Sport and adventurous training help team-building, test and develop people's courage and, just as importantly, are great fun.

As a Welsh Guardsman you will regularly be able to be play almost any sport you choose at any level. The Battalion currently has a strong rugby team as well as football, boxing, athletics and skiing teams.

Thousands of pounds are spent by the Battalion each year sending Guardsmen on adventurous training expeditions. Recently, our soldiers have gone scuba diving in Egypt as part of WG100, skiing in the French Alps as part of the Army Ski Championships and sailing around the world. These expeditions increase the confidence and talents of all those involved and thereby make them better and more professional soldiers for operations.

To celebrate our Centenary the Welsh Guards created an ambitious projects called Welsh Guards 100 (WG100). This involved completing a vast amount of adventurous training all around the world. This was primarily based around marathon running which took place in Italy, the Falkland Islands, Afghanistan, France, Albania and many more but also included other activities such as cycling and scuba diving. For more information on the Centenary project click on the link on the left hand side.

The Battalion has a distinguished history in sport with the rugby team routinely reaching the latter stages of the Army Cup having won it in 2011. The football team has also been Infantry Cup runners-up, Divisional Cup semi-finalists and Army Cup quarter-finalists in recent years.

While main stream sports are readily available there are also opportunities to take part in other sports including boxing, enduro, mountain-biking, road-cycling, polo, squash, athletics, cross-country, scuba-diving, skiing, sailing and many others.

Sport in the Army

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

Adventurous Training in the Army

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Adventurous Training (AT) is a valuable addition to formal military training, helping support the values and standards of the British Army.

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