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Armed Forces Sports Scheme Proves Popular

28 August 2018

The HUCSF Armed Forces Sports Scheme is going from strength to strength as numbers continue to grow along with the activities available for participants.

The scheme, which is funded by the Royal British Legion, is designed to get veterans from the Armed Forces active through a diverse range of sports, as well as educational and social activities. 

They have included walking football, sailing, shooting and fitness sessions with badminton and walking sessions in the pipeline for September.

Chairman of the Hartlepool Royal Air Force Association and regular attendee David Stacey is delighted with the success of the programme so far. 

“The variety of different activities has been fantastic and I would encourage all veterans to come along and get involved. 

"It’s a great place to meet new people, or reconnect with some old friends, and regardless of fitness levels, I can assure you there’ll be an activity to suit you.”

Blind veteran member Charlie Eastwood explained the positive impact the project had had on him, 

“As an avid cyclist, I was frustrated at not being able to get out on my tandem without a partner to assist me.  Since coming along to the Hub, I have had a great deal of support and now have a regular cycling partner which enables me to get out every week to do the thing I love the most.  It has literally changed my life!”

If you or a family member would like to get involved in any of the activities, contact John or Dean at the Foundation on 01429 862595.

Or come along to our weekly Hub session for a cup of tea and a chat every Monday between 2-4pm in the Victoria Lounge at The Super 6 Stadium.

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