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SA Army Fittest Soldier 2013: Information

The SA Army formations and brigades headquarters and SA Army headquarters are to participate in the SA Army Fittest Soldier Competition that will be presented by the SA Army Engineer Formation at 2 Field Regiment (Bethlehem) over the period 15 to 20 September 2013, after which teams/individual members will be selected to represent the SA Army at the SA National Defence Force Fittest Soldier Competition during October 2013.

The SA Army Fittest Soldier Competition is regarded as an integral part of force preparation where the members who excel in the SA National Defence Force fitness evaluations are measured in a three-day event to determine the fittest team/member in the different categories (men and women).

Individual Categories

  • Men up to 34 years.
  • Men 35 to 44 years.
  • Men 45 to 49 years.
  • Men 50 years and older.
  • Women up to 29 years.
  • Women 30 to 39 years.
  • Women 30 to 39 years
  • Women 40 to 49 years.
  • Women 50 years and older.
  • Senior soldiers (Generals, Officer Commanders, Chief Warrant Officers and Regimental Sergeant Majors)

Team Categories

  • Fittest SA Army Unit
    • A unit team consists of four members. All four participants are to be from the same unit. The unit is to include one member per category. The categories are divided into the following groupings:
      • Men up to 34 years.
      • men 35 to 44 years.
      • Men 45 years and older.
      • Women younger than 40 years.
         
  • Fittest SA Army Formation
    • A formation team consists of four members. All four participants are to be from the same formation. The formation is to include one member per category. The categories are divided into the following groupings:
      • Men up to 34 years.
      • Men 35 to 44 years.
      • Men 45 years and older.
      • Women younger than 40 years.
         
  • Fittest SA Army Formation Headquarters Team
    • A formation headquarters team consists of three members. All three members must be of the same formation headquarters.
      • Men 35 to 44 years.
      • men 45 years and older.
      • Women - any age.
         
  • Senior Soldier Category
    This one-day event will be in the form of an endurance walk with equipment.

Programme

16 September 2013

  • Pool/River Crossing Event.
  • Flower Ceremony: A small prize-giving ceremony during which the day's results will be announced.

17 September 2013

  • SA Army Engineer Surprise (it will include the backwards and sideways running item).
  • Agility T-Test.
  • Bleep Test.
  • Flower Ceremony: A small prize-giving ceremony during which the day's results will be announced.

18 September 2013

  • Fun Run.
  • SA National Defence Force Physical Fitness Evaluation:
    • 4 Kilometer Walk.
    • Sit-ups.
    • Push-ups.
    • 2,4 Kilometer Time.
  • Flower Ceremony: A small prize-giving ceremony during which the day's results will be announced.

19 September 2013

  • Endurance Walk/Run.
  • Flower Ceremony: A small prize-giving ceremony during which the day's results will be announced.