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Kickstart Opportunity for Potential Athletes

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Kickstart Opportunity for Potential Athletes
by Sara Leviston-Rigg - Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 1:54 PM

Field Gun Sport are recruiting athletes to train for the sport of Command Field Gun which is set to be revived as a professional sport outside the military through the Kickstart scheme.

This is how field gun used to be:

Here is a flavour of how it will look:

To get a better idea of how the sport will progress see the attached concept. If you have any questions, please email Alex Howard to add you to the attendance for the initial zoom webinar on Fri 9 Jul at 1330:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 781 1575 8578
Passcode: 4SsbeG

Jobs from the Kickstart Scheme are open to 16–24-year-olds, who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long-term unemployment. If you have a Work Coach talk to them about the Kickstart Scheme and find out whether it’s right for you.

This is the Job Centre reference:

Employer: Field Gun Sport Ltd

Your job reference: athlete

Location: GOSPORT

Postcode: PO12 2AS

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Re: Kickstart Opportunity for Potential Athletes
by Lynda Tout - Thursday, 8 July 2021, 9:39 AM

What a fantastic opportunity!

I'd just like to add a little info on Natasha Pulley, MBE, alumni of Marjon too, who was the first female ever to train a field gun team and also amongst the first two women to run in the event.  Described as an inspirational leader, instructor and role model, Natasha is a very humble person who has recently left the Royal Navy after over 32 years but is from Cornwall and was based in Plymouth during her time in the Navy.