HMS Queen Elizabeth personnel take part in team sports day

PERSONNEL aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth took part in a sports day to reinvigorate interest in team sports.

The event, led by the NAVYfit team at HMS Temeraire, working under Covid-19 guidance, provided an opportunity for personnel to take part in a range of activities, designed to show the importance of sport and fitness to health and wellbeing.

The afternoon event, sponsored by Forces Mutual, was supported by professional coaches and included angling, boxing, cricket, football, golf, hockey, netball, rugby league, rugby union and squash.

It’s great to see the morale and team ethos amongst HMS Queen Elizabeth’s ship’s company.

Glen Young, NAVYfit

HMS Queen Elizabeth was delighted to be offered the opportunity to participate in this grassroots event and take advantage of the excellent coaching on offer,” said the carrier’s commanding officer, Captain Angus Essenhigh.

“The feedback from the sailors has been extremely positive. My sincere thanks to all those who facilitated the event.”

Event lead Glen Young added: “It’s great to see the morale and team ethos amongst HMS Queen Elizabeth’s ship’s company.

“I am hugely appreciative of the efforts everyone has made to achieve the reintroduction of safe sport and comply with the strict government guidance in place to combat Covid-19.”