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Sporting prowess on display at Aldershot Military Festival

Water polo demonstrations and taster sessions in other sports will keep energetic visitors occupied

MoD/Crown Copyright Soldiers on Parade at the Army School of Physical Training, in Aldershot
Soldiers on parade at the Army School of Physical Training in Aldershot

The military take part in a veritable smorgasbord of different sports and activities to keep themselves fit and healthy - and from football to fencing, many of them will be on display at the Aldershot Military Festival.

For energetic visitors to the festival's open day on Saturday (June 28), there is not only the chance to find out more about the sports, but there will also be demonstrations and taster sessions, including drills and exercises as well as fun and games.

Mostly taking part in either the Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre or the Combat Sports Centre, sports on show will include hockey, football, rowing, martial arts, basketball, modern pentathlon, judo, fencing, powerlifting, wheelchair racing, boxing, ice hockey, cricket and even gliding.

With Wimbledon beginning this week as well, aspiring Andy Murrays can get coaching, see how fast they serve and watch exhibition matches at the Great British Tennis Weekend, which takes place at the Aldershot Tennis Centre in Princess Avenue from 10am until 4pm.

The Army Water Polo team will be doing a demonstration at the pool in Princess Avenue and there will also be stalls from Aldershot Town FC and Farnborough Volleyball.

The Army School of Physical Training will also be hosting a Fox lines guided tour of their fitness facilities, at what is the oldest military unit based in the town.


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