Sea Cadets in Northern Ireland excel at football as well as rowing and sailing, demonstrated by the junior girls' five-a-Side team winning Gold at the National Finals in England recently. The junior team, aged 12 to 15, was made up of cadets from Bangor, Lisburn, Kilkeel and Belfast.
Although Bangor won the Northern Ireland District competition winning gold, it was decided that changing the team with input from other districts would make it stronger.
Of the three Northern Ireland teams, the juniors topped the table, competing against the best from the other six areas around the UK.
Sea Cadets aim to give young people an experience that will help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and
adventures, they learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of themselves.