Help for Heroes is proud to support the UK Team for the Invictus Toronto Games 2017, which takes place in Toronto, Canada, between 23–30 September.
Founded by Prince Harry, the Invictus Games is an international multi-sport event that is open to all wounded, injured and sick serving personnel and veterans.
Help for Heroes is working in partnership with the Ministry of Defence and The Royal British Legion to support the UK athletes in their journey to Toronto 2017.
Interest for the upcoming Invictus Games has been greater than ever. Over 770 people registered their interest for the 90 UK team places and over 300 hopefuls trialled for the squad. Trials took place in Bath in April and you can catch up on all the trials excitement on the news pages. The 2017 UK team selection was announced recently – read about it here.
Help for Heroes has led the way in training, selection and development of the UK athletes this year, will be supporting the athletes all the way to Toronto and beyond.
Getting involved in sport helps an individual with self-confidence and feeling psychologically empowered. These significant mental health benefits can be translated outside of sport and into everyday life which is why events such as the Invictus Games are so important.
For those that don’t get selected there is opportunity to get involved in the broader Help for Heroes Sports Recovery programme, or directly with local sports clubs in their area via the network of national governing body sports supporting the training of the UK team this year.
The Invictus Games Foundation was set up to pursue and develop the legacy of the Invictus Games. It manages the process of selecting the hosts of future games and oversees their delivery.
For more information about the 2017 Invictus Games, visit the Invictus Games website.
Registration for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will open on 1 October 2017.
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