Rotherham sea cadets show strength and teamwork in national competition

DETERMINED sea cadets from Rotherham were proud after securing a top ten finish in a challenge testing their strength and teamwork.

A team including Rotherham cadets and young people from other parts of the country, finished seventh out of 17 in the Junior Leaders Field Gun competition.

Probationary Petty Officer Jessica France (19) and Petty Officer Nathan Pitcher (21) travelled to Fareham in Hampshire for the competition, which is organised annually by the Royal Navy-organised contest.

Teams taking part compete to build and transport a field gun and its equipment up and down an 85-yard track. 

They stop to complete actions along the way, with the aim of running home with a clean and fast time. 

Lt-Cmdr Victoria Marson, who led the team, described the contest as “a fantastic opportunity for our cadets and volunteers, enhancing skills they will have already learned at Sea Cadets, such as teamwork, commitment and self-discipline”.