What is the Army Elite Sport Programme?

Introduction The Army Elite Sport Programme (AESP) was established in 2014 launched using a £1.4m donation from private security company G4S following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Background The British Army has joined with UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport and respective sporting National Governing Bodies to identify Army athletes who… Read More

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What is the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme?

Introduction The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) is an initiative that receives funding from Sport England. Mission It has the following mission: ‘A world leading partnership between education and sport to help talented athletes in England fulfil their potential and balance their sporting development with their education and training.’ Who is it For? TASS supports… Read More

Personal Hygiene Basics in a Boot Camp

When someone thinks of the army, the first thing that comes to mind is a plethora of strict guidelines and regulations. Naturally, the men and women who defend their country can find themselves in some extremely dangerous situations; so maintaining discipline is crucial. And this can become particularly important when it comes to medicine and… Read More

Team Games & Warfare: Is There An Evolutionary Link?

“Team sports have long been known to bring out our tribal instincts. But did they first emerge to train us for warfare? That’s the hypothesis of Michelle Scalise Sugiyama at the University of Oregon. She scoured the ethnographic record for information about the physical strategies used by traditional societies during their typical battles, such as… Read More

Easy Precautions to take to Prevent Suffering Needless Sporting Injuries

Sporting injuries can have a huge consequence on not just a person’s sporting and physical ventures, but also their professional life as well. The most worrying thing about injuries acquired through playing sports is that they can happen at any given time to any person – such is the nature of ‘freak injuries.’ Something can… Read More

The FIFA Football World Cup & the Military (3)

  During the Second World War, Dr. Ottorino Barassi, an Italian and FIFA Vice-President, was so worried that the invading troops might steal the solid gold football World Cup trophy that he hid it under his bed in a shoe box (FIFA, 2006; Coleman, 2018). Because of World War II, the World Cup would not… Read More