All Disciplines

2020DIN07-075: Army Winter European Activity Instruction 20-21 – Absolutely essential direction for all those planning winter sports deployments, covering authorities, clearances, eligibility to Public funding and sources of non-Public funding.

2019DIN07-089: Army Alpine and Nordic Exercises (Aug 19)

Guidance for the assurance or Army Representative Sports (Representative level includes Corps and Army representation – Apr 17)

AWSA Safety Management Policy (Dec 17)

JSP 660 – Sport in the UK Armed Forces Part 1: Directive (Mar 18)

JSP 660 – Sport in the UK Armed Forces Part 2: Guidance (Mar 18)

AGAI Vol 1 Ch 5 – SPORT (Mar 2017)

2015DIN01-185:  Insurance for Adventurous Training Activities.
JSP 752:  Tri Service Regulations for Allowances.
JSP 419:  Joint Services Adventurous Training Scheme.
JSP 375 Volume 2 Leaflet 11:  Safety in Military Training and Exercises.
AGAI Volume 1 Chapter 11: Adventurous Training.
AGAI Volume 1 Chapter 13:  Army Biathlon Shooting Policy.

Reminder on the Use of Military Vehicles

Event organisers are to note that Service Regulations apply at all times to service transport, including vehicles that are hired at public expense. Unless there is a specific exemption, civilians (including spouses of military VIPs) are not permitted to travel in military transport. This will have implications for event organisers, especially with respect to how visitors are looked after. Check out JSP 800 for details.


2020 AWSA Nordic Competition Rules

The AWSA Army Ski Competition Rule Book is published in 2 disciplines – Alpine and Nordic. The Nordic ski disciplines covered include Biathlon, Cross Country (XC) and the Military Patrol Race.


  • AWSA 1.11 (IBU 1.2): The “3rd year Junior”, i.e. born in 1998, will now count as a “Junior” in the context of the “Novice / Junior / Youth Rule” (AWSA 1.5).
  • AWSA C.13 & C.14: Revised Qualification system for male teams and female athletes to Ex RUCKSACK.
  • FIS have changed their terminology from ‘Ladies’ to ‘Women’, which aligns with that used by IBU. Therefore all AWSA competitions are now for Men and/or Women. Corps and unit ski teams may continue to use ‘Ladies’ in their team titles, as that is a CO’s prerogative.

This 2020 edition is effective from 01 October 2019. It completely replaces all previous editions, amendments and drafts of the AWSA Nordic Rule Book, which should be destroyed.