Address - Unit Headquarters128 Thorold Flying Dragons
Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
Trinity United Church
15 Pine Street South
Thorold, ON L2V 3L1
Address - MailingCommanding Officer
128 Thorold Air Cadet Squadron
The UPS Store
A9 210 Glendale Avenue
St Catharines, ON L2T 3Y6
Our sports program is one of many ways we aim to achieve the third aim of the Cadet Program; “To promote physical fitness”.
To achieve this we hold nights throughout the training year which promote fitness and allow the cadets to relax and have fun.
A high standard of physical fitness is a requirement for many advanced training courses and exchanges. To safely and effectively complete training, it is important that cadets be fit and healthy. Before applying for certain courses and exchanges, cadets may be required to achieve a certain level on the Cadet Fitness Assessment. The Lord Strathcona Medal is also based on personal fitness and requires Gold or Excellence in the Cadet Fitness Assessment.
Cadet Fitness Assessment
Four levels may be achieved which include Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Excellence. Criteria for each level differs according to age and gender. The CFA is composed of five evaluations, which are designed to evaluate cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility. These tests include:
- 20 meter shuttle run test (cardiovascular)
- push-ups (muscular strength)
- sit-ups (muscular strength)
- back saver sit and reach (flexibility)
- shoulder stretch (flexibility)
The overall incentive level is based on the level achieved in each section. The lowest incentive level of the push-ups, sit-ups, back saver sit and reach, and the shoulder stretch is dropped. The overall incentive level is based on the lowest of the remaining four and are rated as Participated, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Excellence.
In January of each year a Sports Competition is held for all squadrons within the Niagara Air Group (NAG). It consists of three sports; volleyball, European handball, and soccer.