Former Sergeant Mick Brennan, 34, was injured in a suicide bomb attack in November 2004 while serving in Iraq with the Royal Signals. In 2008, Mick discovered a new passion for Sport and Skiing when he took part in Exercise Snow Warrior, an annual military ski training exercise involving adaptive sports.
Mick went on to take part in variety of sport programmes via the Help for Heroes funded Battle Back programme, before deciding at the start of 2009 that skiing was by far his favourite. Mick went on to gain a place in the Combined Services Disabled Ski Team, and the GB Development Squad in 2009.
In 2010 Mick travelled to the Vancouver Paralympic Games as part of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme so knows first-hand just how important and inspiring the programme is for aspiring Paralympic Athletes.
Since 2010, Mick has spent time at the Help for Heroes Tedworth House Recovery Centre using the world-class adaptive sports facilities, including the Skiplex and Swimex, and working with the centre’s lead strength and conditioning coach.
All of Mick’s hard work, determination and training have paid off as he is part of Paralympics GB, and will be competing in the following events in Sochi, Russia: Alpine Skiing, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G.