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Essex talent part of Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Team

30 May Essex talent part of Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Team

by Dan Bryans

Prince Harry, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, has this morning unveiled the team of 90 competitors selected to represent the UK at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017.

Representing the team from Essex included Andrew Bracey, Bruce Ekman, Paul Guest and Ashley Hall .

The 90-strong team of wounded, injured and sick (WIS) serving military personnel and veterans came together for the first time since selection at the Tower of London. Prince Harry met the team ahead of the forthcoming Invictus Games in September, and posed for the first official team photograph.

35 year old London born Arron Dindyal, who now lives on the Essex/Hertfordshire borders, joined the Army in 2003. He suffers from a progressive degenerative spinal condition and will require full-time use of a wheelchair in the future so was discharged in 2011.

Arron said: “The benefits from competing in the Games is huge. To have the pride in myself to represent my country again will have such an impact that I can’t put it into words. Being able to play sport has given me a self-worth again. I want to make my family proud and inspire others wounded in service to see that injuries are not the end, but the start of a new chapter”.

The Invictus Games Toronto 2017 will take place from 23 – 30 September. To find out more, go to www.invictusgames2017.com