South Australia’s Invictus Games athletes and the Premier of South Australia Steven Marshall have declared Game on Harry!– unfurling the Invictus Games 2018 flag on top of the world-famous Adelaide Oval, showing support for veterans across the globe.
It was a proud moment for The Road Home as eight of the nine South Australian Invictus Athletes participated in the Invictus Pathways Program – a collaboration between The Road Home and the University of South Australia. The first of its type in Australia, the program is designed to provide support and tailored facilities for veterans who are aspiring to compete in the Invictus Games and includes baseline physiological profiling and testing.
For their coach and former Invictus Games 2016 cycling participant Mark Reidy watching the team unfurl the flag was an emotional experience.
“Competing in the Invictus Games is an incredible, life-changing opportunity and I can’t wait to see this great group of athletes compete later this month.
“They’ve come so far in their journey and faced many battles so to see them unfurl the flag on top of Adelaide Oval is symbolic of the mountains that they have had to climb and the struggles that they have faced over the years.
“I couldn’t be prouder,” said Mark.
The Invictus Games will be held in Sydney from 20 – 27 October.
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