Gaz -golightly

Gareth Golightly

Longbenton, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Former Army Private Gareth (Gaz) has an above knee amputation to his right leg, nerve damage to his left leg and a shattered pelvis following a car accident while on his way back to barracks. He also suffered internal injuries. He is unable to stand unaided when taking part in sports so adapts to the situation where necessary.


Gareth is an Invictus Games veteran having taken part in 2014. He also joined the 2015 Warrior Games UK team in the USA. He is no stranger to sport, which he says builds his confidence and his level of independence. He puts 150 per cent into everything he does, not just for himself or his team, but for his family who are always there to support him.