Are you looking to connect with others that get you, whilst trying something new? The Community Sports Series is our way of answering that call.

What is the Community Sports Series?

It's a multi-sports taster event like no other. Connect with like-minded people, try some inclusive, fully accessible sports, and enjoy the community and camaraderie that's part of this unforgettable experience.  

WHO is it for? 

It's for you. No matter when, where or how long you served, we welcome all members of the Armed Forces Community.



Are you new to Help For Heroes and looking to start your journey through sport? You'll need to go through our ask for help process. No stress, our friendly support team will be in touch and they'll help you get signed up.

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What can I expect?

    The chance to try a range of different sports and connect with old friends and new.  

    We'll provide equipment, accommodation, food, and travel support where necessary, so all you need to bring is your competitive edge and a willingness to get involved.  

    You don't need to have any prior experience or expertise, we're here to help you get involved, whatever your ability. There will be practitioners as well as coaches from each sport on hand to help.

    How does it work?

    There are a series of events in different locations, leading up to the excitement of the grand finale:

    • A one day event locally in your region e.g. Scotland
    • Two 2-day regional events
    • A 2-day national event that is held in a central location

    Example day schedule: 

    Morning: 

    • Welcome 
    • Individual training – rowing, archery, sitting volleyball  

    Afternoon: 

    • Individual training – powerlifting, boccia, wheelchair basketball, optional swimming 

    Evening: 

    • Dinner​

    Are you feeling nervous or anxious?

    This event is all about community and camaraderie, and enjoying learning new skills at a pace that suits you. Many of our participants have feelings of nervousness or anxiety and haven't participated in sports in long time, and that's okay. They'll be lots of opportunities to ask questions before and during the event, and you're welcome to participate in as much or a little as you feel you're able to. 

    I can't describe how and what this has meant to me personally to be back amongst other veterans.

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    Veteran


    how to take part

    Are you already getting support from us?

    Get Involved

    New to Help for Heroes?

    Start your journey

    How about trying a taster session?

    Open access taster sessions

    If you're not registered for support with us you can still experience the camaraderie and fun at open access taster sessions. These are held on the Saturday of selected events from 2pm – 4pm. 

    You're also welcome to bring along your family members (18+). Just let us know you're joining us by completing the form on this page, and we'll be in touch with more information.


    I'd like to attend an open access session

    Community Sports Series - Sign Up Form

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