20 Jun British Team selected to represent the UK at Warrior Games
by Jacqui Tucker
A British Team, which is made up of 40 wounded, injured and sick military competitors have been selected to represent the UK at this year’s Warrior Games.
The team, who are supported by Help for Heroes, will take part in eight adaptive sports: Archery, Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Shooting, Swimming, Track and Field, and Wheelchair Basketball.
Martin Colclough, Head of Sports Recovery at Help for Heroes said: “We know how important sport is as part of an individual’s recovery, not only does it help physically, it provides huge psychological benefits too including improving self-confidence and self-esteem.
“The wellbeing benefits of the Warrior Games provide the opportunity to be part of a team again, something the military often miss after suffering a life-changing injury or illness.”
The US Warrior Games is about giving wounded, injured and sick serving and veteran personnel the chance to take part in sport, alongside their peers, to show themselves, and the rest of the world, that they can. This is about ability, not disability.
Every athlete at the Warrior Games has been empowered to compete. Including Scott Robertson, 42, from Thetford in Norfolk, who has been supported by Chavasse VC House in Essex.
The competitors, who are using sport as a tool for their recovery, will take part in the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games from June 30 – July 8 in Chicago, Illinois.