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Multiple Army Sports To Restart After COVID-19 Lockdown

Five sports within the service are set to resume, with RAF and Navy sport yet to make similar moves.

The first Army sports have been given the green light to return since the coronavirus lockdown brought an end to all military sport nearly four months ago.

Angling, golf, archery, equitation and surfing can start immediately, according to an announcement from the Army Sport Control Board. 

The board released an update on its website, stating all other Army sport is likely to remain suspended until 1 September 2020.

The resumption of representative and unit-level Army sports was set as conditions-based and to be carried out "in accordance with Government, Devolved Administration, National Governing Body (NGB) and Force Health Protection Instructions (FHPI)".

Royal Navy and RAF sport has yet to show any similar signs of change.

On Friday, the annual Simpson Cup Golf tournament, usually played between American and British teams of injured service personnel and veterans, was postponed.

Meanwhile, the 2020 Army Sports awards were cancelled.