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The Invictus Games

The Invictus Games aims to harness the power of sport to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation for wounded, injured or sick servicemen and women.

Created by Prince Harry, the Invictus Games is an international adaptive multi-sport event. It also helps to generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces personnel injured in service.

The first Invictus Games was held in London in 2014 and have subsequently been held in Orlando, Toronto and Sydney. The next Games will take place in The Hague in May 2020. The UK Delegation is delivered by The Ministry of Defence, The Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.

"My friends and family have gone through this whole journey with me."

To have them by my side at the Games is my chance to make them proud again. I wouldn’t be here without them.

"My friends and family have gone through this whole journey with me."

To have them by my side at the Games is my chance to make them proud again. I wouldn’t be here without them.

The Legion is proud to support the families, friends and carers of the Invictus Games UK Team.

This includes coordinating travel, accommodation and tickets for those attending, as well as providing welfare support.

We know that behind every team member, there are so many people who have helped get them to the start line. A life-changing injury or illness has a huge impact on both the individual and those around them – and we make sure they can be there to cheer them on every step of the way.

Team UK Trials 2019

Sheffield will host the UK team trials for the 2020 Invictus Games between 22-26 July 2019.

The event will also double as the National Championships for the WIS community. The city will host up to 500 WIS competitors and their family and friends for four days of adaptive sports competition.

Invictus Games 2020

The Hague will host the fifth Invictus Games in 2020, 75 years after its liberation.

The Games will take place from 9-16 May with 500 competitors from 19 Nations competing in nine sports. Find out more about the games.

"I can’t explain how much the Games have helped us."

Meeting people through Invictus who are in similar situations was amazing. It’s given my husband and I the best support network we could have asked for.

"I can’t explain how much the Games have helped us."

Meeting people through Invictus who are in similar situations was amazing. It’s given my husband and I the best support network we could have asked for.

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