The Invictus Games will take place from 20-27 October 2018 in Sydney. The Invictus Games are heading down under this year. With Sydney ready to host the fourth Invictus Games, the athletes have been preparing.
451 hopefuls have applied to be a part of Team UK for the 2018 Invictus Games. That’s more than ever before.
333 (74%) have never competed in the Invictus Games before. Just 203 (45%) have never even applied to join the team before.
The Team UK Trials were held in April where hopefuls trialled in 10 different sports:
In March, Sailing was trialled by hopefuls as a new sport for the 2018 games.
At the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, 500 competitors from across 18 nations will compete in 10 different adaptive sports.
The selection process for Team UK is based on the individual benefit of the Invictus Games, for each applicant, and how it helps with their recovery. Their performance and commitment to training also help them to stand out.
To read more about our team announcement, click here.
Games Legacy | Toronto 2017 Video Highlights
The Invictus Games in London 2014, Orlando 2016 and Toronto 2017 demonstrated the power sport has in aiding recovery, both physically and mentally. Toronto 2017 saw more hopefuls than ever before apply for be a part of the UK Invictus Games Team and it is now time to begin your journey Down Under, to Sydney 2018.
Watch how the team came together in Toronto to achieve more than they ever thought possible post-injury.
Help for Heroes is running training camps before trials (5-8 April) so you can benefit from world-class coaching, improve your fitness, and experience what it is like to train with like-minded individuals.
To be considered for selection for the UK Team for Invictus Games 2018, you will have become ill or injured during, or as a result of, your service. The UK Team will complete necessary checks.
Help for Heroes can provide financial support to help you with your Invictus Games journey. This is available for training camps through to the Games itself.
Selection for the UK Team is based mainly on recovery need. Various factors are taken into account including a personal statement, training camp attendance, eligibility, benefit to recovery, coach feedback and performance.
Help for Heroes offer a wider range of support outside of Invictus Games. This includes psychological support, career and training advice, welfare support and financial assistance.
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For Toronto 2017, 62% of the UK Team were brand new to Invictus. We expect more first-timers applying for Sydney 2018 and many of you may have similar questions to ask of us.