350 wounded military to take part in Invictus UK Trials

350 wounded military to take part in Invictus UK Trials

By Ed Hanna

The Invictus UK Trials Sheffield 2019 will see 350 wounded, injured or sick military Veterans and Service personnel compete in nine sports over four days, supported by their friends, family and carers.

The sports are: Archery, Athletics, Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Rugby.

Those who compete in the Trials can put themselves forward for consideration to become part of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020.

The Big Gig will open the Invictus UK Trials and a wider programme of arts and employability will take place alongside the Trials.

When: Mon 22 nd to Fri 26 th July 2019
Where: Multiple venues across Sheffield

Medal ceremonies will also take place for each sport presenting a great media opportunity to celebrate the achievements of those who have been wounded or injured, or become sick, while serving our country.

The Invictus Games enables us to see how a holistic approach to recovery based on the power of sport can benefit someone who is wounded, injured or sick, also helping us understand the importance of family and friends in an individual’s recovery journey.

The event showcases how numerous stakeholders have come together to produce a unique week of activities and events designed to support the recovery journeys of our wounded injured and sick veterans and service personnel.

Invictus UK Trials Programme Overview

Monday 22 July
The Big Gig, FlyDSA Arena
Art in the Aftermath exhibition (all week at 15 Barkers Pool)

Tuesday 23 July
Sport (Athletics, Wheelchair Rugby)
Arts (Soldier On performance, City Hall / Photographic exhibition, workshops – throughout week)

Wednesday 24 July
Sport (Cycling, Archery, Sitting Volleyball),
Arts (Soldier On performance, City Hall), Employment Fair

Thursday 25 July
Sport (Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball, Powerlifting),
Arts (Soldier On performance, City Hall)
Military Village
Poppy Quest

Friday 26 July
Sport (Indoor Rowing)

The Invictus UK Trials are funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and delivered by Help for Heroes, the Ministry of Defence and The Royal British Legion (together known as Invictus UK, presented by BAE Systems) and Sheffield City Council.