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Paralympic Games

We're incredibly proud that many of our performance military athletes have gone on to represent their country again at Paralympic and Commonwealth level. Previous successful Help for Heroes athletes include:

  • Dave Henson - Rio 2016 Paralympics, bronze medallist in the 200m sprint

  • Jon-Allan Butterworth - Rio 2016 Paralympics, gold medallist and London 2012 Paralympics, silver medallist in para-cyling events

  • Scott Meenagh - the first British male in 20 years to represent Britain in para-Nordic skiing at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympics.


Our performance sport pathway

Taking part in sport at a higher level could be your chance to represent your country again.

We support military athletes aiming to compete at national and international levels, working with partners such as the British Paralympic Association, UK Sport and national governing bodies.


How you can get involved in performance sport

We work with partners to find the best talent in many Paralympic and non-Paralympic sports.

If you show a talent for a sport, you could be nominated by the National Governing Body (NGB) to be a part of the Help for Heroes Athlete Academy. The Academy will give you access to a tailored package of support, which might include grant funding for specialist equipment, links to world-class coaches and access to sports science and medicine support.