Invictus Games legacy lives on ‘down under’

The end of the Invictus Games marks the beginning of a legacy to ensure long-term support for our defence community. The focus will now be to establish and increase employment, education, sporting and rehabilitation opportunities for Australian veterans.

Reflections on Invictus Games Sydney 2018

Our CEO, Chief Delivery Officer and Ambassadors reflect on #GameOnDownUnder

Cobber was making friends wherever he went

Cobber, the playful mascot for Invictus Games Sydney 2018, was everywhere during the Games. Meeting competitors at the airport, cheering them on in the stands, meeting the school children and entertaining the crowds. Cobber’s name means ‘friend’ and that suits him perfectly as he made so many new friends at #IG2018. He is an Australian Blue Heeler and a rescue dog.

Red Dust Heelers hit the court for exhibition match

During Invictus Games Sydney 2018, members of the Outback Academy Australia played a demonstration wheelchair basketball game to start the Friday evening session of competition at #IG2018. The Heelers are Aboriginal and other Australians with a disability who believe in the healing powers of sport, friendship and community. They showcased what they can do and raised awareness of the need for Aboriginal Australians with a disability to have the same opportunities as all other Australians.

Here comes the bride and groom – again

There was plenty of love at Invictus Games Sydney 2018, there was even a wedding on the final day. Canadians Dean and Gailynne Irvine renewed their vows after Dean, due to his injuries and illness, was unable to remember their wedding from 19 years ago. It was a beautiful occasion in Invictus Games House.

Adaptive sports giving ‘new lease on life’

Invictus Games Sydney 2018 competitors reflect on their life challenges  and the positive impact of being involved in adaptive sports and a ‘new lease on life’.

Thanks to all our family and friends

Invictus Games competitors could not achieve what they do without the tireless and unwavering love and support of their family and friends. Here they pay tribute to those who play such a crucial role in their recovery and rehabilitation.

Farewell Sydney 2018 – see you in The Hague 2020

What an incredible eight days of competition. Our Invictus Games Sydney 2018 competitors shared their thoughts before they headed home. See you in The Hague for #IG2020

A tribute to the competitors who made their mark down under

A tribute to the unconquered competitors. Ahead of the Closing Ceremony we look back at the phenomenal and inspiring Invictus Games Sydney 2018. You all Made Your Mark Down Under.

Wheelchair basketball magic moments

USA won gold from Netherlands while UK took home bronze.