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Sports, Adventure & Lifestyle

The Royal Navy supports nationally recognised sports at every level. We have representation at national and international levels in major sports such as both codes of rugby, football, boxing and judo. Additionally, we have international honours in triathlon, biathlon, duathalon, ultra distance running and swimming. When you add to this the incredible range of other sporting opportunities offered by The Royal Navy, from boxing to bobsleigh and from parachuting to polo, you can see that sport and adventure can play a fantastic part in the life of any Royal Marine Commando.

The Royal Navy caters for all levels of sport, from ‘grass roots’ to County and beyond and we have a growing interest in the minor sport categories, such as Zap Cat boat racing, motor sports and equestrian. All are available for all serving members to either join or participate in.

Royal Marines will have every opportunity to participate in competitive sport, but it must be noted that all ranks are Royal Marines first and sportsmen second; and therefore, it is not always possible to release individuals. If a Marine does compete at any level he will travel all around the country and possibly abroad to such places as South Africa, Australia or America. Sport and competition are a big part of life in the Corps. Even if they do not compete at a high level, Royal Marines will still enjoy a whole host of sporting facilities and plenty of time to enjoy them.