"Invictus Australia's mission is to improve the health, wellbeing and quality of life of current and former serving veterans and their families through ongoing involvement with sport and recreation."
Address to the House of Representatives, Statements by Members, Invictus Australia
Wednesday 9 November 2022
The Tuggeranong Archery Club was abuzz on Saturday with the Invictus Australia inaugural Defence Community Sports Day. Around 300 families registered and came along to have a try of some Invictus Games sports, including wheelchair rugby league, archery, pickleball, bowls, indoor rowing, table tennis and more.
There were mums and dads drawing back bows, kids on the rowing machines racing the clocks and families playing against each other in wheelchair rugby. It was a lot of fun.
We even had a special Bhutanese archery display, which has to be seen to be truly appreciated. Next year in February there will be an international competition at the Tuggeranong Archery Club, so mark that in your calendar now.
Heaps of volunteers worked tirelessly to facilitate the day: cooking the sausage sizzle, directing the traffic, preparing the venue and lots more.
There were around 10 ex-services organisations that set up and provided activities for the kids in addition to information about their services. It was a great collaboration.
Invictus Australia's mission is to improve the health, wellbeing and quality of life of current and former serving veterans and their families through ongoing involvement with sport and recreation. We know sport is a powerful tool in aiding veterans in all aspects of life, from rehabilitation to tackling social isolation and finding purpose.
Finally, a special mention to the organising committee from Invictus Australia and particularly to Invictus legends Ben and Steve.