Adventure Training and Sports Project – April 2021

Sporting Force are delighted to announce we have partnered with Durham Cricket Foundation and we will be starting a year-long project aimed at tackling social isolation. This year’s project includes a wide range of adventure training and sports activities to support military veterans after they leave the forces. Get in touch today to discuss our 2021 project.

Tackling Isolation

There is a real problem at present with Military veterans suffering from social isolation, many of whom have served long military careers in some of the most challenging environments and in turn have witnessed some of the most distressing events during their time in the forces. It is no secret that there is a lack of support both in the forces and also when they leave.

Sporting Force and Durham Cricket Foundation would like to step in and work together to tackle these issues and improve the health and wellbeing of our armed forces community. It is vitally important that we do what we can to tackle social isolation among veterans and also their families. We aim to do this by providing a range of activities throughout 2021.

Thanks to Veterans' Foundation Sporting Force and Durham Cricket Foundation are able to work together to tackle these issues and improve the health and wellbeing of our armed forces community. It is vitally important that we do what we can to tackle social isolation among veterans and also their families. We aim to do this by providing a range of activities throughout 2021.

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Get Involved

You DO NOT have to commit to the whole project, you can drop in and out as and when, we appreciate you may have other commitments you need to attend. If you are interested in any of our events, please email david.henry@sportingforce.org.

Indoor and Outdoor Activities

These activities will be held both indoors and outdoors and will be run by Sporting Force Coaches and speciaslied instructors in partnership with Durham Cricket Foundation. Activities in the project include:

Adventure Training and Sports Project - Indoor and Outdoor Activities

  • Walking

  • Rock Climbing

  • Raft Building

  • Abseiling

  • Cricket Activity

  • Games

  • Mountain Biking

  • Watersports

  • Running

  • Trails Walking

  • Climbing

Durham Cricket Foundation will also provide drop-in support sessions and tickets for cricket matches. We will also hold a two-day mental health first-aid course, which veterans and their families are invited to attend, as well as staff from both organisations.

#FORCESFAMILIES

Add text - School Holiday clubs for all members of a veterans family. Fun Days with Multi Sports on the pitch at the cricket grounds and Adventures at Hamsterly Forest - den building, mountain bike trails, nature walks, archery , Seaham Paddle Boarding, River Wear Kayaking

Sports Activities and Training

Our adventure training and sports activities are organised by our veterans’ charity.

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