Castlerock sailor qualifies as Navy physical trainer

LPT Luke Steele at the PTQ59 Pass Out.''Physical Training Instructor Course PT59 passed out today 15th November 2013 at HMS Temeraire.''Rear Admiral Duncan Potts was in attendance as the class gave displays of the skills they have learnt throughout their 7 month course.''Image taken by LA(Phot) Simmo Simpson, FRPUE, Royal Navy.'Consent forms held by FRPUE, HMS Excellent contactable on 02392 547113.
LPT Luke Steele at the PTQ59 Pass Out.''Physical Training Instructor Course PT59 passed out today 15th November 2013 at HMS Temeraire.''Rear Admiral Duncan Potts was in attendance as the class gave displays of the skills they have learnt throughout their 7 month course.''Image taken by LA(Phot) Simmo Simpson, FRPUE, Royal Navy.'Consent forms held by FRPUE, HMS Excellent contactable on 02392 547113.

A Castlerock sailor is about to teach Navy colleagues the art of keeping fit to fight.

29-year-old Luke Steele has just passed a gruelling six-month course to qualify as a Royal Navy Leading Physical Trainer.

The course at HMS Temeraire – the RN’s School of Physical Training in Portsmouth - included circuit and weight training, sport science, strength and conditioning, diet and nutrition and sports administration.

He will soon take up his post as physical trainer at the HMS Collingwood shore base in Fareham, Hampshire, helping to keep the 2,000 sailors there fully fit.

Leading Physical Trainer Steele joined the Navy in 2007 and is a former pupil of Coleraine Boys’ Secondary School.

His career includes serving as a logistician on the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious.

He said: “The course has been a long, hard journey but the achievement at the end has made it all worth it. I have developed my character and I’m looking forward to my new career.”