General Sir Peter Wall GCB CBE, former Chief of the General Staff (the head of the British Army), has been announced as our first patron.
Sir Peter originally joined the Army with sport in mind, particularly modern pentathlon at which he represented Great Britain. He has commanded at all levels in the Army, and sees sport as a paradigm for military life and essential to the well-being of the Army. Whilst serving he was President of Army Rugby, Association Football, Winter Sports, Modern Pentathlon and Sport Parachuting.
Now retired, we are delighted to have Sir Peter on board to endorse the work that Team Army does, and to help us spread our message and encourage fundraising.
Sir Peter said on joining:
‘I am delighted to become Patron of Team Army. Sport is an integral feature of military life. It played a significant part in my early career and I know how much it means to so many of our serving men and women today. Sport remains critical to the morale, motivation and well-being of the Forces and I know that the superb support provided by Team Army is increasingly appreciated by our soldiers.’
For more information visit Our Patrons page