Tara Robertson

Former Army Private Tara Robertson was medically discharged 18 years ago after a traumatic brain injury and visual impairment, but it is only recently she has felt the effects of psychological trauma. For Tara, who will compete as a cyclist in the UK Team for her first Invictus Games, sport has given her a focus and the opportunity to experience the camaraderie that she has missed since leaving the military. Tara explained: “The process of training for my chosen sport has helped me to remain focused on something positive when routine and mundane tasks have proved difficult. When I attended the cycle training camp I had forgotten how comfortable being in this environment could be and I realised how much I missed the camaraderie since leaving the forces all those years ago.”