Students at Chichester College relished the opportunity to take part in this year's Junior Leaders' Field Gun competition, which was held at HMS Collingwood in Fareham on Friday (5 July).
The Chichester team, made up of sports and public services students, spent four days training together in the run up to competition.
They were competing against teams from other colleges, including Fareham and Itchen, as well as teams from the armed forces, such as HMS Sultan and RAF Cosford (who went on to win the overall competition).
Team captain Scott Young, who has just completed his Public Services course at the college, said: “It’s has been a really good experience for us all. I couldn’t have hoped for a better team.
“It brings together people who wouldn’t normally spend time with each other but we’ve all come together and worked as a team, as a unit – we’ve become like a family!
“This was my second year, first as team captain and I’m really proud of the team for the way we’ve worked.
“I think it’s a great experience and although I won’t be studying at the college next year, I really want to come back as a volunteer to help mentor the team.”
The tournament, which is organised by the Royal Navy, saw 16 teams competing to transport a field gun - weighing around the same as a small car - and its equipment over a track distance measuring 85 metres in the fastest time.