Air Cadets from the ATC participate in sports at various levels, gaining recognition for themselves, their Squadron, Wing, Region and can even be selected to represent the Corps.
As well as the "Corps" sports, there are also a huge variety of other sports participated in at Squadron levels including 5-A-Side, Soft Ball and many more. These tend to be played more for local pride and fun rather than being truly competitive; it does not matter if you're not designed to be the next Olympic star. The opportunities are there, enjoy yourself!
All Wings within the ATC have trials which allow the best players to be selected to represent the Wing. The same applies to the Region, with Wings competing against each other and the best players being used to make up the Regional team and so on up to Corps level, where Cadets can compete against other Cadet Services and external teams.
All cadets can take part in 5-a-side football, Swimming & Athletics, which feature inter-squadron competitions within the wing. Whilst males have the opportunity to try out for the wing side in Football and Rugby, and females are offered Netball & Hockey.
On 1216 (Eastleigh) Squadron we are lucky to have the Deputy Wing Sports Officer, so it's no wonder that we're a little competitive (and a little bit good!).