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SPORT GREATER HEIGHTS SPORT IN THE RAF Remarkable people and an array of inspiring events and activities means RAF Engineers can enjoy a winning balance of work and play RAF Engineers are expected to stay at the top of their game so they are primed for tasks such as setting up a deployable command centre or working on large vehicles in hot challenging climates. To maintain peak performance there are chances to keep fit, get into sports and take part in adventurous training. In the RAF you can join a club for just about any sport, from skydiving and scuba diving to tennis and sailing. There are more than 50 available sports including football, netball, rugby, hockey and athletics. There is also a host of some less common sports to try your hand at, such as fencing, bobsleigh, power- kiting, power-lifting and gliding. RAF personnel perform at every level from marathon fun runs to the Olympics, and every sport has teams and training facilities as well as support and sponsorship. 10