Invictus Games dual Gold Medallist and veteran Emilea Mysko with HRH Prince Harry
Invictus Games 2018 – Game on Down Under
It was Game on Down Under when more than 500 competitors from 18 nations arrived in Sydney for the fourth Invictus Games in October 2018. During eight days of intense competition hearts soared and tears fell as the world learned the true meaning of ‘unconquered’.
The Road Home was proud to be a part of this life-changing experience with eight out of the nine South Australian competitors participating in our Invictus Pathways Program – a collaboration between The Road Home and the University of South Australia (UniSA). Cycling Coach and Wellbeing Program Coordinator Mark Reidy explains:
“Thanks to our donors and supporters we’ve been able to run this innovative program – the first of its type in Australia – and the results at the Games were exceptional.”
“Not only has it given the veterans confidence in their ability to compete, it has also had positive effects on their mental health. The smiles on their faces when they finished a race, no matter whether they came first or last, truly encapsulated the Invictus spirit.”
Congratulations to all the Invictus Games participants and thank you to Mark Reidy, rowing coach Brigadier Alison Creagh CSC (Ret’d) and the team at UniSA for their help in making the Games such a success.