Sports & Fitness

You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to join the Army – but maintaining your fitness to be able to perform your training and job to standard is crucial. Luckily, there are heaps of ways that we’ll help you stay fit:


Because keeping fit is part of the job, we’ll give you dedicated time inside of working hours to train, with sessions usually led by a Physical Training Instructor – meaning you’ll be paid to keep fit.


You’ll also have free access to a large number of exercise facilities on camp, from gyms to swimming pools, which you can also utilize in your own free time. Plus, our physical Training Instructors can provide you with fitness and nutritional advice, as well as help craft a training programme specifically designed for you.


From social sports clubs to internationally competitive teams, you’ll be able to continue playing at the level you wish. There are a huge number of sports clubs and teams you can join on camp, including:

Boxing Netball
Basketball Rugby
Cricket Rugby League
Cycling  Scuba Diving
Dragon Boating Skiing/Snowboarding
Football  Squash
Golf Touch Rugby
Hockey Volleyball


Plus, if you’re selected to represent your unit, camp or the Army in your chosen sport, we’ll even give you paid time off to compete. We may even help pay for your travel to compete further afield too, including internationally.


Because Army life is a physical one, you’ll need to meet minimum level fitness requirements before you join and throughout your career. Check these out here.