Sport has always played an important role in the Armed Forces, not only in terms of physical fitness, but by strengthening the bonds between military personnel, instilling discipline, and enhancing readiness to serve a common cause.
The Army, Navy, Royal Air Force, and Royal Marines have produced true sporting heroes, across myriad disciplines, capturing the hearts of the nation at the Commonwealth and Olympic Games, the Paralympics, Invictus Games, and beyond.
Sport and Service are inextricably linked, and both can present enormous challenges. This is precisely why the Sporting Excellence Award exists. It honours those who have overcome challenges in pursuit of sporting excellence, demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of sport, and contributed to the endeavours and advancement of the Armed Forces Community.
Unsurprisingly, there have been some truly extraordinary winners of this award.
Who do you know that has crushed sporting challenges and truly embodies the spirit for which our military community is famed?
Who do you know that should be nominated for this year’s Sporting Excellence Award?
Tell us their story.