Duke of Sussex attends the Launch of UK's Invictus Team for The Hague 2020 Games
Prince Harry as Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation attended at the Artillery Company in London today for the launch of the team selected to represent the UK at the Invictus Games The Hague 2020.Fun was had by all and a strong sense of team spirit (and mischief!) can already be seen amongst those selected. Check out the behind the scenes photos on the @sussexroyal Instagram account.
The team of 65 comprises of wounded, injured and sick (WIS) Service personnel. More than 30% of the team are still serving and about 89% have never competed at the Invictus Games before. The UK Ministry of Defence has posted a lengthy piece about the Games on their web site. Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace, wishes the team the best of luck and said that the Games are a powerful reminder of the ability of sport to inspire and support the recovery of wounded, injured and sick serving personnel and veterans.
Hannah Lawton,Chef de Mission for Team UK. added that those selected not only gain a sense of personal recovery benefit from taking part in the Games but they will hopefully inspire others suffering with life-changing injuries or illnesses that anything is possible.
I have to say that I watched the Games extensively on T.V. when they were held in Toronto, Canada in 2017 and saw some highlights on the T.V. from the 2018 Sydney Games. I was enthralled by the determination and ingenuity of the participants. I hope we have good T.V. coverage for the 2020 Hague Games so that everyone can get to see what the Games represent.