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Sports and fitness
careers / why navy

Sports and fitness

Enjoy staying fit and healthy through sport? The Royal Navy is the perfect job for you.

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World class facilities

State-of-the-art equipment to train at the highest level.

Being fit is a part of daily life in the Navy, so you‘ll have access to a free gym and sports facilities wherever you are.

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Play in a competitive team

A sense of camaraderie like no other.

It‘s essential to be in good shape, mentally and physically, because you may face challenging situations. Whether you decide to be on a sports team or at the Olympics – or if you’re actually on a mission with your team.

Our people are invited to play at every level, from grassroots and upwards, right through to competing for the Royal Navy at Inter-Service Championships. We can even support you to represent your country at the Summer and Winter Olympics.
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Being in the Royal Navy means getting stuck in from the start, developing skills and getting qualifications you never thought possible, travelling the world, representing the Navy on the field - all while getting paid from day one of training.

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Find your place in the Royal Navy. Make friends for life, learn new skills and experience the world.

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