‘Kudos’ to sitting volleyball stars

The sitting volleyball competition at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 presented by Jaguar Land Rover has impressed some high profile sporting stars.

“Kudos to these guys and gals – it’s really tough,” Olympic beach volleyball champion Kerri Pottharst said.

She tipped her hat to the sitting volleyball competitors at Courtside with son Tyson for the medal matches at Sydney Olympic Park, the Sydney 2000 gold medallist and Atlanta 1996 bronze medallist told of her recent experience training with the Australian team.

“I was a little scared at first because I couldn’t move – I couldn’t use my legs,” Pottharst said.

“There were no wedgies like we get in beach volleyball, I was in tights but I was worried about splinters because we were on a wooden floor!

“We need to support and congratulate our Invictus athletes – these guys are amazing.”

Australian competitor Dani Moffitt, who was discharged from the military in 2011 after 17 years of service including deployment to the Middle East, was inspired by Pottharst’s tenacity and support.

“Kerri is such a remarkable female athlete; to have the support of ‘famous’ people like her is just awesome.

“What we have found is those ‘famous’ people now look to us for inspiration; that is what the Invictus Games are all about.”

Catriona Dixon
Invictus Games Sydney 2018