Game On Down Under

Posted on Thursday, 31 May 2018



$25,000 was donated by Canterbury League Club to help fund and support the 2018 Invictus Games.

Over 500 competitors from 18 nations will compete against each other in 12 different sports that will be held in Sydney, Olympic Park and Sydney Harbour.

The Games are in their 4th year and was founded by Prince Harry after he was inspired by the U.S. Warrior Games which provided a similar sporting event for injured personnel.

Attendees will have a chance to spot the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they will be officially opening the Games on Saturday 20 October 2018 and it will come to a close on Saturday 27 October 2018.

“In 2018, the Games will mean a lot to all Australians, as this year is the Centenary of the ANZACs. Invictus means unconquered and this symbolises the fighting spirit of our service men and women,” said George Coorey, Chairman of Canterbury League Club.

“The games provide an opportunity to recognise the wounded, injured and ill who are former and currently serving defense personnel. We are excited to see our athletes as they battle it out for triumph and glory.”

This year’s event includes wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and indoor rowing. For the first time in the Games’ history, sailing will be featured and athletes will be competing on Sydney Harbor.

Tickets start from $20 and can be purchased from invictusgames2018.org

 

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