Like all youth organisations, the RAF Air Cadets is a keen advocate of sports and staying active, as well as developing those with any particular sporting talent.
There are four main annual sports competitions in football, hockey, netball and rugby. These are arranged into three tiers for Wing, Region and Corps level. Whether cadets have skills in any of these disciplines, or just want to have a go, then they can tryout for the Wing team and have a chance to compete against the other Wings in the Region. If they do well they could be selected for the Region team and go on to compete against other Regions from around the Corps. From there, they could get selected to represent RAFAC against other cadet organisations at a national level!
Similar competitions exist for cross-country running and athletics, but this time with an additional tier for squadron level competition. Doing well at this level can lead to selection for the higher tears.
Aside from the annual competitions, we also arrange occasional ad-hoc sporting activities like swimming or sessions with PT instructors from local military units. For those not into sports, we don't force anyone to do anything they don't want to, but joining in as part of a squadron effort or representing our Wing/Region can give cadets a boost of confidence they never knew they had!