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Daniel Bingley

Categories: Invictus Games 2018 Athletes

Daniel Bingley served as a Corporal with the British Army until he was medically discharged in 2017. Following his injury, the 34-year-old from Milton Keynes found life incredibly difficult: “After my injury my life stagnated and I didn’t have a sense of purpose.” However, since last year’s Invictus programme, Daniel has found sport a remarkable aid towards recovery:  “I have autism which means I have a very strong memory, this means that I can vividly see the bad memories if I don’t have something else to think about. When I’m at training I am so focused on the sport that it blocks everything out. Sport gives me good memories to focus on. I now compete with a local club in both wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball and regularly go to the gym. A couple of months ago I started playing with Help for Heroes Sitting Volleyball as well. I have always been competitive but since my injury I’ve not had someone to be competitive with. Playing with clubs have given me people to be competitive against and this helps me challenge myself. I love the endorphin rush of playing sport and I’m always full of life at sessions.”

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