There remains plenty of opportunity for sport in the modern Regiment, though operational tours and training schedules keep people busy.
In the Regiment’s first six years alone, The 1st Battalion excelled in cricket and won the Infantry Cricket Cup in five consecutive years, whilst winning the Army Cup in 1997. A number of its team played for the Combined Services Team and had the opportunity to travel abroad, including to St. Moritz and Zimbabwe. In 1997 The 2nd Battalion won the Army Judo Championship and The Infantry Novice Nordic Skiing Championship in Norway. It also won the Infantry Hockey Championship in 1998.
The 5th Battalion and ‘B’ (Queen’s Regiment) Company of The London Regiment participated fully in a number of sports, whilst The 6/7th Battalion excelled in both day and night orienteering and won the Army Night Orienteering Competition and the Infantry Regular and Territorial Orienteering Championship. Individuals from all battalions have featured prominently in a wide range of sports. Both Regular battalions have continued to develop their boxing skills and made history in 2013 when they fought each other! Both battalions have done well in competitions and Lance Corporal Alex Mansfield and Privates Marvin, Chez Nihell and ‘Jack’ Thompson have boxed for the Army Team.
A number of soldiers have been selected for the Army and Combined Services Teams. Private Lee Bradbury, originally from The 1st Battalion, played football for Portsmouth and Manchester City, whilst Lance Corporal Matty Stewart from The 2nd Battalion played Rugby Union for the Army, Northampton and Scotland. Other soldiers are members of the Army Judo Team, the Army Clay Pigeon Shooting Team, have rowed for the Army Eight and have achieved places in various Infantry teams. There is no reason to doubt that this sort of sporting success within the Regiment will not continue into the future.
Army Boxing Team 2016
We currently have 3 members of the Regiment currently with the Army Boxing Team
They are LCpl Chez Nihell 1st Battalion (Team Captain), LCpl John Marvin 1st Battalion and Cpl Gavin Taylor 1st Battalion (Coach).
2nd Battalion's Sports Awards Evening