UK warrior project 2023

Sporting Force are delighted to announce  a year-long project aimed at tackling social isolation and improving mental health for ex service personnel. 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 sign up or ask for more detials by emailing:

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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 personnel leave the services.

Sporting Force's Warrior Programme works to tackle issues of social isolation, poor mental and physical health. Funded by Veteran's Foundation and the Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund the project will work with partners sucha as: Durham Cricket Foundation, Sunderland AFC, Newcastle Falcons and many more sports veneues across the North East. 


The Dandelion project

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 have provided a rnage of activites, fun days and outdoor adventures.through out 2021. October family camp at the TCR Hub Barnard Castle, 60 veterans and there family memebers took part in a weekend of canoeing, archery, high ropes and much more.


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

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Indoor and Outdoor Activities

These activities will be held both indoors and outdoors and will be run by Sporting Force Coaches and specialised instructors. 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.

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 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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