Last week (7 and 8 February), the National Cadet Training Centre Frimley Park flung open its doors and welcomed local Football team Woking FC, for two days of team building exercises and fun. Organised with the idea of building lasting relationships between the two organisations and raising the profile of CTC in the community, the days were planned with military style precision to ensure the players received the full Cadet experience.
As well as key teambuilding exercises, essential for footballers on the pitch, the 16 to 19-year-olds from the Woking Academy got to try out Laser tag, involving a series of attack versus defence operations, which included manoeuvring in pairs, providing covering fire and tactical positioning. Not surprisingly, an inflatable “sticky” dart board which involved participants kicking the Velcro ball at, was a highlight.
Reflecting on the two days activities, WO2 Eddie Murray, Training Sergeant Major at CTC Frimley Park agreed the football players had particularly benefited from the Army Cadets’ focus on teamwork.