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Shane Rossall

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When former British Army sergeant Shane Rossall was officially medically discharged earlier this year due to injury caused in service 6 years ago, he “hit an all-time low” He continues “Sports is all I have ever known and being told I couldn’t play or do the things I loved since a young child really hit me hard and I suffered mentally and physically. I went from a robust soldier to a broken man. I could no longer compete in anything and this was out of my control.”

A soldier for 20 years, the 37-year-old from Dorset is determined to regain the self-belief and focus he once had. “Since being part of the Invictus trials and training camps, I have been given a new lease of life. My family noticed I had hit an all-time low but since being involved with Invictus they tell me frequently how much I have changed and I am now myself again. Being a husband and soon to be father I want to make my family proud again. Being able to represent my country means everything but I also want to represent my family because without them I wouldn’t be here now.”

“The Invictus journey has driven me to push myself through any obstacles and any barriers. I am now fully committed, not just to my own journey, but to the fellow team members. My main goal is to feel as though I am able to compete again at a high level and as every other competitor wants to do, to represent my country again.”


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