Sport and staying fit play a vital role in in the Royal Navy. The combination of physical education, sport and adventurous training is at the core of the physical and mental fitness needed for Naval life. It hones leadership, teamwork and self-discipline, allowing our personnel to perform at their very best, on and off the sports field. 

The focus on fitness also helps the Royal Navy remain effective in protecting our nation’s interests as part of the UK’s combined Armed Forces. We call it ‘Fit to Fight & Fit for Life’. It’s why we champion a huge variety of sports, delivered through world-class facilities, whether ashore or at sea. There is also a strong emphasis on competition from grass roots level up to Olympic standard!