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Invictus Games 2017

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Invictus Games 2017

2016 saw 108 former and serving personnel compete across ten sports in the Invictus Games in Orlando.

In 2017 Invictus once again promises to offer Wounded, Injured & Sick (WIS) personnel a unique experience and the benefits that sport brings to recovery.

Registering your expression of interest to participate is easy, and over 700 members of current and former personnel already have. Just send an email with your contact details to ukinvictus@helpforheroes.org.uk by 31 January 2017. As a serving member of personnel, you should include the statement “I am a serving member of the RN/Army/RAF” (delete as applicable) and you should inform your Chain of Command that you have submitted an expression of interest.

Once you have submitted your interest, you will receive information on training camps and a formal application will be issued for you to complete in February. All those who express an interest will be invited to participate in training camps organised by Help for Heroes, in conjunction with coaching staff from the national governing bodies of each sport.

Providing you have medical clearance, the consent of your Chain of Command and the training forms part of your Individual Recovery Plan you will be regarded as ‘on duty’ for Invictus Games training. Selection for the Invictus Games themselves is expected to take place in May 2017 following trials 6-9 April at the University of Bath.

Competition in Toronto will take place over eight days in September (23 – 30) and will feature fierce competition in 11 adaptive sports: archery, athletics, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair rugby and golf (new for 2017). Around 550 athletes are expected to take part from 17 nations spread right across the globe, of which around 90 will form the UK team.

Invictus Games Choir

If you are serving in the Regular or Reserve Armed Forces and are currently on recovery duty, either Medically Not Deployable (MND) or categorised as WIS, then the choir wants to hear from you!

For more information on participation in Invictus Games Choir, please contact invictusgameschoir@helpforheroes.org.uk. Please remember that Serving personnel wishing to participate in the choir must have medical clearance and the consent of their Chain of Command.