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Royal Navy trainees compete for sporting glory in battle of the bases

2 December 2016
HMS Sultan welcomed the visit of trainees from Victory Squadron, HMS Collingwood, recently for an afternoon of recreational sport in the Battle of the Bases.

The competition saw the trainees compete with their Sultan counterparts from the Defence College of Technical Training’s Royal Naval Air Engineering & Survival Equipment School (RNAESS) and the Defence School of Marine Engineering (DSMarE) across six sports.

Basketball, rowing, football, Crossfit Throwdown, climbing,  running and the Establishment’s new Trim trail were among the activities and for many of the trainees involved, it was a first introduction to inter-establishment competition.

Although there was a clear rivalry throughout the event, under the combined supervision of Physical Trainers from both establishments, the sports successfully brought the trainees together in a positive way.

Competitive sport is a really good way to keep fit throughout your career and hopefully this will inspire the trainees to get involved again in the future

Leading Physical Trainer Adam Scott

On completion of the event a trophy was presented to Sultan who won five out of six of the sports, with the climbing ending in a draw. 

Leading Physical Trainer Adam Scott who organised the afternoon’s activities said: “The event was a great success and I was really pleased to be involved with it. Both the trainees and staff alike worked really hard and that was great to see.”

“Competitive sport is a really good way to keep fit throughout your career and hopefully this will inspire the trainees to get involved again in the future.”

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