The trustees of our new charity, the Team Army Sports Foundation, had their inaugural meeting on Friday 2 December 2011; its mission is to support Army sport.

In its first round of grant making it authorised the distribution of over £200,000 to a range of Army sports, and charities supporting both able bodied and disabled sporting endeavours.

This is the second tranche of pay-outs in 2011, bringing the total amount distributed by Team Army in 2011 to around £500,000. A significant increase on sponsorship funding raised in 2010.

The Trustees plan to meet every quarter until the mechanics of the Charity have bedded down, with the second meeting scheduled to take place in March 2012.