Royal Marine Sport and fitness

Sport, recreation and fitness

First class facilities. A huge variety of sports. And the opportunity to compete in national, international and, if you have the drive and talent, even Olympic competitions. Because being in the Royal Marines means staying in peak physical shape – no matter what level you play at.
But it also means travel, seeing the world in a way no tourist will ever get to – and the chance to form lifelong friendships along the way.

Being active in the Royal Marines

Wednesday afternoons are for sport. They're your time to enjoy all the familiar sports like football, rowing and rugby. But you’ll also be able to experience new ones like parachuting, orienteering, bobsleigh, ice hockey, zap cats (extreme speedboat racing) or kite surfing. The list goes on.
What's more, once a year you’ll have the chance to go on an adventure training week  to build on the leadership, teamwork and self-discipline skills you already have – and keep you sharp for military and peacetime operations.

Life in the marines

Royal Marines sports portal

The Royal Marines supports nationally recognised sports at every level. We have representation at national and international levels in major sports. See the full range of sports we have on offer.

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    Physical education

    Physical education

    When you’re in the Royal Navy you can try your hand at literally any physical activity. From angling and archery, to gliding, golf, judo, kite surfing, polo, rugby league or rugby union, surfing, tennis and triathlon – and plenty of winter sports too. The list goes on.

      Sports News and Fixtures

      Royal Marine sports news & fixtures

      Our teams play to win. Find out what our teams have been up to lately.

      Want to see our teams in action? Find out where & when.

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        Adventurous training

        Adventurous training

        Sub-aqua diving. Canoeing. Caving. Mountaineering. Ski touring. Parachuting – and more. When you’re in the Royal Navy you will have the opportunity to go on adventure training weeks – and further develop your leadership skills while enjoying a life without limits.

          Elite athletes

          Elite athletes

          If you’re driven and excel at your chosen sport, we will support you to compete at the highest level. Just like we did with Peter Reed who won Olympic gold in the men’s four rowing in both Beijing and London. And Royal Marine, Christopher Sherrington, who won gold in judo at the Samoa World Cup.

            Physical training

            Physical training

            Physical Education addresses the core requirement for physical fitness by promoting a life-long exercise habit and healthy lifestyle, underlining the importance of these in a Naval context.

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