Who We Are

NEWARK SEA CADETS

Founded in 1987

Nurturing Leadership, Building Futures

Newark Sea Cadets is a dynamic youth organisation immersed in naval traditions. 

 

We cultivate leadership, resilience, and teamwork through transformative experiences in Powerboating, Rowing, Paddlesports, Sailing, Windsurfing, DofE, and BTEC to name a few. 

 

Our rich heritage aligns with a commitment to Project Waterfront—a visionary initiative for a purpose-built facility. 

 

Join us on a transformative journey where cadets flourish, learn, and lead, acquiring valuable qualifications and life skills for a brighter future.

Our Values: 
Tradition, Teamwork, and Tenacity

Rooted in the rich traditions of the Royal Navy, our values revolve around teamwork, discipline, and tenacity. 

 

We believe in empowering our cadets not only with maritime skills but with the resilience and leadership qualities that will serve them well in all aspects of life.

The Sea Cadets Values

Our History That Led Us to Project Waterfront

The story of Project Waterfront is one steeped in the rich history and unwavering commitment of Newark Sea Cadets. Born out of a desire to provide an even more impactful and transformative experience for the youth of our community, Project Waterfront has become the embodiment of our vision for the future.

The New Beginning

Revitalising Newark Sea Cadets

The journey began in 2021, when Sub Lieutenant (SCC) Simon Cullen RNR took the helm as the Commanding Officer of Newark Sea Cadets.

 

Faced with the challenge of revitalising a unit on the brink of closure, Simon's leadership, along with a dedicated team of staff, breathed new life into the cadet community.

From Struggle To Triumph

Building The Best Performing Unit in The 
District

Through meticulous planning, tireless efforts, and a shared commitment to excellence, Newark Sea Cadets transformed from a struggling unit to an award-winning force. 

 

Winning the coveted title of "Best Unit in the District" out of eight other Units for two consecutive years became a testament to the unit's resilience and dedication.

The Vision Takes Shape

Identifying the Need for Growth

As Newark Sea Cadets continued to thrive, the limitations of the current facilities became evident.

 

The unit had outgrown its space, and the need for a purpose-built facility to accommodate the growing number of cadets became clear. 

 

Thus, the seeds of Project Waterfront were planted—a vision to provide a state-of-the-art home for the cadets to learn, grow, and excel.

Community Support and Partnerships

Paving the Way Forward

The journey towards Project Waterfront has been marked by unwavering community support and strategic partnerships. 

 

Local businesses, dignitaries, and individuals passionate about youth development joined hands to pave the way for this transformative project.

Stats Since 2021

413%

INCREASE IN CADETS 
SINCE 2021

633%

INCREASE IN STAFF 
SINCE 2021

73

CADET PROMOTIONS

828

ADULT & CADET 
COURSES ATTENDED

825

CADET QUALIFICATIONS 
AND MODULES

468

ADULT QUALIFICATIONS 
AND MODULES

24

OFFSHORE VOYAGES

720

OFFSHORE HOURS

13,776

NAUTICAL MILES COVERED

7,023

BOATING HOURS

15,483

VOLUNTEERING HOURS
BY CADETS

See What We Do!

Sea Cadets broadens horizons and creates possibilities through a different kind of adventure. 

 

Working across the UK with 14,000 young people aged 10 to 18, we help them develop into resilient, confident young people who can launch well in life, whatever their background.

On the water with Sea Cadets

Watch our Cadets in action taking part in water sports at our National Sea Cadets Royal Docks Boat Station in London and hear about the skills they gain and experiences they enjoy from a day on the water with us.

A week at sea with Sea Cadets

Have you wondered what it would be like spending a week on a 29m tall ship? 

Our new video gives you a glimpse into what a transformational voyage on board TS Royalist is like.

Your Adventure starts with Sea Cadets

See what the cadets have to say on their experiences in cadets.

From boating and shoreside activities, to the Marines carrying out exercises in the field, there is something for everyone.

Sea Cadets Offshore Fleet

You've seen what it's like on our Flagship - T.S Royalist.

Now see what other vessels we have in the Sea Cadet Corps in this amazing footage!

New Crew New You
Adult Volunteering

We need the help of people like you – volunteers who are happy to roll up their sleeves, get involved and potentially make a huge difference to the lives of so many!

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