Hi Folks, Does anyone know whether the Army has an Elite Athlete Scheme like the RAF's? RAF Sports Board - Elite Athlete Programme. Is it possible to compete as either an elite amateur or pro whilst serving in the Army (i.e. be allowed time off for training/ competing when not on Ops)? The RAF website goes into detail about what they offer, but I can't find anything other than the most basic general info on the Army site. I am torn between joining the Army and RAF at the moment, they both have a lot to offer so this could be the deciding factor.