A medical student who volunteers with the Army Cadet Force (ACF) is encouraging anyone who has a love of sports to get involved in the youth organisation.
Sergeant instructor Katie Hale (24), is currently studying medicine at university in Norwich and joined Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland (LNR) ACF as an adult volunteer after spending two years as a cadet at a detachment in Melton.
Due to her university commitments Katie does not train on weekday evenings with the ACF, but instead takes part in a variety of training weekends where she coaches cadets from around Rutland and Melton.
Katie said: “When I turned 18 I decided I wanted to become an adult volunteer with the ACF thanks to some of my senior instructors encouraging me to take the next step in my volunteering journey.
“My mum is a teacher so coaching others and encouraging people to learn is something that has always come quite naturally to me. Working with cadets at training weekends and as part of annual camp is fantastic as it allows me to pass on my knowledge and love of sports, as well as helping them to learn new skills such as First Aid or how to use a map and compass.”
To find out more about joining LNR ACF visit www.armycadets.com/moretolife or call 0116 277 9701.