Hollard Group team building in Sydney with a Strike Force at Manly Q Station



The Strike Force is the oldest team building concept that we run, and it is also still one of the most effective.

Way back in 1988 we delivered our very first Strike Force events in QLD for corporate clients and they have now been delivered successfully virtually all over Australia and also internationally.

The military theme offers a high degree of relevance for clients in competitive and dynamic environments where the impact of teamwork and leadership are quickly apparent to real world projects.

The great folks from The Hollard Group enjoyed their Strike Force event at Manly’s historic Q Station on a beautiful day with the Harbour and bush land of Manly heads as a backdrop.

The Strike Force kicked off with a surprise commando raid that is always highly comedic and highly tailored to address the required messages and themes of each client.

After the CEO was introduced in General’s regalia, the troops were issued military fatigues and briefed for their mission.

Marched from the heritage listed buildings of the Q Station to a secluded harbor side location, teams were formed and undertook a series of military themed team building challenges.

Small sub team tasks gradually built towards a united total team assault on an enemy position utilizing a wide range of military style approaches in a truly cross-functional challenge.

A Strike Force is always more ‘brains than brawn’ with the emphasis upon behavioural insights, course of action development, decision-making and relevant parallels with business and military thinking as opposed to any ‘boot camp’ horrors.

Sabre has always had an inclusive approach to team development, and the ethos that it should not take a near death experience or a mini triathlon to explore team strengths and operating styles. So despite the military theme, our emphasis is not on physical prowess, but rather behavioural awareness of what makes the team tick.

There are also many aspects of sophisticated military strategic thinking that business clients can learn from such as the Principles of War, The Military Decision Making Process and also approaches to competition.


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