Armed Forces Project Information

Courtesy of Damian Clayton MBE

AMOT and Sporting Heritage CIC will build on their existing partnership activity, to deliver a programme to develop a greater understanding of the relationship between sport and the armed forces in the UK.

To date, little activity has been delivered to gain a greater understanding of how important the two fields are to each other, and how their histories and heritage are often intrinsically linked. In addition, therefore, the collections, and access to the collections is often limited and unknown. With a plan to deliver activity between May 2018 and April 2020, the project will form part of the widespread and important commemoration of WW1.

Fundamental to the programme will be the objectives to preserve, protect and provide access to heritage related to sport and the armed forces. Through a series of localised partnerships between museums, community organisations, schools, sporting organisations and the armed forces, we will create a programme of activity which opens up museums, archives and wider collections to new and different audiences, making these collections relevant to the communities they serve.

Sporting heritage and armed forces heritage already has a strong tradition of volunteering and this will be a central theme of our programme.

We’re in the process of setting up the project, but to find out more, how to get involved, or to hear about sponsorship opportunities, please email [email protected].

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