Servicewomen from across Germany recently converged on the gym at Hammersmith Barracks in Herford to participate in a talent assessment event as part of the Girls4Gold Army initiative.
Working in partnership with UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) Girls4Gold Army is aiming firstly to identify Servicewomen who have the potential to become part of Britain’s sporting elite and then harness this raw skill and enthusiasm to develop them to achieve podium success at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
When the Reverend Cole Maynard took over as Warden of Church House almost three years ago, he had the overriding goal of bringing the outmoded and oft-overlooked BFG welfare facility into the 21st century.
Thanks to his top team of military and civilian personnel, the conference venue tucked away in the woods of Lübbecke is once again firmly on the BFG map – and in great demand.
Indeed, the range of courses and services on offer at the modernised facility will ensure it stays open until the middle of 2018.