Balancing military service and sporting excellence

Department of Defence

In a military profession where discipline and precision are paramount, Royal Military College instructor Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Brian Reid has found release in the fast-paced, competitive world of netball.

Representing the ADF Netball team for the third time, WO2 Reid is passionate about sport and said it has many benefits.

“Beyond the physical exertion, I treasure the friendships forged and the networking opportunities it presents,” WO2 Reid said.

Teamwork and camaraderie are essential in the ADF, and WO2 Reid said he recognised the value of these connections on and off the court.

But it’s not just about recreation for WO2 Reid, who uses the skills honed in sport to excel in his high-tempo military role.

He said that techniques learned on the court translated seamlessly to his professional life.

“Whether it’s the ability to think quickly under pressure or the resilience to overcome challenges, I see sport as a training ground for success in the military,” he said.

Balancing the rigours of military service with the demands of competitive sports is no easy feat, but WO2 Reid embraces the challenge.

After an ADF Netball training weekend at Holsworthy Army Barracks, WO2 Reid will participate in the Australian Men’s and Mixed Netball Association (AMMNA) competition, to be held in Brisbane from March 30 to April 6.

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