The ACF has 7 national sports competitions and over 2,000 cadets compete in sports at a national level each year

As an Army Cadet you will have the option to take part in a variety of sports and competitions such as athletics, cross country, swimming, football, rugby, hockey and tug-of-war. All involve both boys and girls, apart from rugby (boys only) and hockey (girls only). But before you reach the national finals, there are regional heats to compete in.

With yet more sport at county and detachment levels, it’s clear that many thousands of cadets all over the country are regularly building their confidence and learning teamwork skills in a spirit of healthy competition through ACF sport. Senior cadets can apply for the Community Sports Leadership Course, which is currently run twice a year and leads to the Sports Leaders UK, Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership.