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HMS Sultan (Gosport) - Strength & Conditioning Assistant
Field gun is an annual competition run over 6 weeks with up to 26 crews competing for the coveted Brickwoods field gun trophy. Each crew consists of 18 people either men or women, a Victorian era field gun and limber (ammunition carriage) weighing approx 1.5 tonnes. Sultan is fortunate to be able to field 2 crews.
The sport of field gun evolved into two types of races. One evolved into Command field gun which involved running a gun and limber over an obstacle course. You may remember seeing it on TV at the Royal Tournament. The other was Brickwoods field gun which is a straight race on flat ground. We compete in Brickwoods Field gun.
To give you an idea what Brickwoods field gun is all about:
All 18 crew start the race at the start/finish line. The aim is to build and run out and back over a flat course firing two sets of 3 shells, and make it back over the start/finish line in the quickest time possible. Training starts in February and generally consists of circuit training twice per day (usually 11:45 – 12:45 and 16:00 – 17:30). The Gun and Limber are delivered to the base 6 weeks prior to the competition. It is at this point the crew is nominated and have the opportunity to learn their respective drill. In the week prior to the competition all crews will move to HMS Collingwood and have the opportunity to hone their skills and learn the quirks of the individual tracks they will be competing on. On the Friday the qualifying runs will take place to decide the placements of the crews. The top 6 crews on aggregate times will have the opportunity to compete for the Brickwoods trophy. The next 6 will compete in the plate 1 final and so on… Saturdays finals coincides with HMS Collingwood’s open day. This event is usually very well attended with over 7000+ members of the public and military personnel in attendance.
HMS Sultan would like to place at least 2 students (ideally 2nd year+) maybe more over the full season with us. They will have the opportunity to assist the coaching staff with Prehab, training plans as well as sports massage, rehab and injury management.
The students will become integrated members of the coaching staff and will have the opportunity to work closely with military personnel doing one of the oldest and most prestigious events the Navy still upholds. This placement would be an ideal opportunity for anyone looking to work with the military giving them considerable exposure to the military environment.
The season star
H M S Sultan, PO123BY
You must be over 16 years old
Applicants will be shortlisted
Age Groups Mixed
Open from Monday 26th February 2018 to Sunday 3rd June 2018
Closing on Wednesday 28th February 2018 in 5 days.
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