Prince Harry To Attend Invictus Games UK Team Launch

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Prince Harry To Attend Invictus Games UK Team Launch

Prince Harry to Attend Launch of UK Team for Invictus Games Toronto 2017

Tower of London and Plaisterers’ Hall

Tuesday 30th May, 2017

Prince Harry, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, will attend the launch of the team selected to represent the UK at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on Tuesday 30th May.

The 90-strong team of wounded, injured and sick (WIS) Service personnel, both serving and veterans, will come together for the first time at the Tower of London. Invictus Games Toronto 2017 has inspired more hopefuls than ever before with 62% of the team being brand new to the Games. Prince Harry will meet the team ahead of the forthcoming Games, and pose for the first official team photograph.

Following the launch, His Royal Highness will join the UK team at a reception at Plaisterers’ Hall where he will meet groups of competitors. He will be amongst those giving a short speech at the reception.

The Invictus Games is the only international sport event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women, both serving and veteran. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of all those who serve their country. The UK is one of 17 nations who will be taking part in the third Invictus Games from 23th-30th September in Toronto, Canada. Over 550 competitors will compete in 12 adaptive sports.

The UK delegation to the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 is being delivered by a partnership comprising The Ministry of Defence, Help for Heroes, and The Royal British Legion. The UK team trials were attended by more than 300 wounded, injured and sick Service personnel who competed across 11 sports for one of the places available on the UK team. Continued training will take place across the country at recovery centres and other external venues as part of Help for Heroes’ extensive Sports Recovery programme to train and develop the team.

For more information on the 2017 Invictus Games please visit www.invictusgames2017.com.

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