Tedworth House, the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre in Wiltshire, was the setting for a friendly game of wheelchair rugby between The Australian Services Rugby Union (ASRU) men's team and the British Armed Forces team who won Gold at last year’s Invictus Games.
The months of hard training that took them to Invictus Gold was clearly evident again as the H4H team put in a commanding performance, winning convincingly.
However, the real prize wasn’t found in the win. Despite their loss, the ASRU team, comprising of players from the Royal Australian Navy, Army and Air Force, thoroughly enjoyed the match: “It was pretty hard; we just couldn't keep up. They dominated us but it was awesome,” said Able Seaman Will Solway.
The ASRU team, who are in the UK to take part in the International Defence Rugby Competition, were also taken on a tour of the facilities at Tedworth House and felt inspired meeting the beneficiaries: “I was really impressed with how the Veterans have moved forward with their lives instead of giving up. Tedworth House is inspirational,” said Corporal Zac Studders.
Find out more about how Help for Heroes Sports Recovery Programme is using sport to rebuild the lives of wounded Servicemen and women by visiting www.helpforheroes.org.uk/sports-recovery/.