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Help for Heroes is incredibly proud to have trained, supported and delivered Team UK for the past five Invictus Games.

However, following extensive discussions, it has been decided by the MOD that the Royal British Legion will lead the end-to-end delivery of Team UK to the Invictus Games for the next five years and will also be the main funder of the programme.

Unfortunately, therefore, we will no longer be directly involved in Invictus Team UK.

We want to emphasise that this was not a decision we made ourselves. We know The Games continues to play a unique role in shining a light on the abilities of wounded veterans.

The MOD considered proposals from the Invictus UK partnership and have chosen this route moving forwards. Our focus now is on helping more people across the UK, within their communities, as part of keeping our promise to be here for wounded veterans for as long as they need us.

Team UK enjoyed great success in The Hague
Team UK enjoyed great success in The Hague

Since the charity launched in 2007, we have witnessed first-hand the transformative power of sport in both rehabilitation and recovery. But this power of sport extends beyond the Invictus Games.

Adaptive, inclusive sport continues to be an important part of the Charity's whole person approach to recovery. Our nearly 40-strong Sport, Activity and Fellowship team will continue to deliver competitive and recreational, inclusive and adaptive sport opportunities around the UK.

Our Coaching Academy, a sports coaching development programme for veterans, will continue, and we have re-launched our 'Front Line to Start Line' sports transition programme for wounded veteran athletes, from talent identification through to retirement from sport.

Of course, we will continue to cheer on Team UK and look forward to seeing what the Invictus Games achieves in the future.

We run a wide range of exciting sporting activities across the UK for veterans and families.

Find out more about our sports recovery programme