National Sports

A series of national competitions in athletics, clay target shooting, hockey, tug-of-war, swimming, football, cross country running and 7-a-side rugby are organised in different parts of the United Kingdom in order to give many thousands of cadets the opportunity to travel to other parts of the United Kingdom to compete in individual and team sports at a national level. For most of the cadets taking part it will be their only opportunity to take part in a competitive physical challenge at this level.

The main national sports events each year are:


Month of

National Competition

Cross Country March
Boys Football March
Boys Rugby April
Athletics June
Tug of War July
Hockey July
Swimming October
Girls Football November

The ACFA Sports Panel also run the Sports Leader UK Award each year.

If you are interested in supporting cadet activities such as national sports you might consider a regular donation to ACFA.