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Nominations for the 2017 Australian Invictus Games team have now closed

Nominations have now closed for both serving and former serving members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) wishing to gain selection into the 2017 Australian Invictus Games team as either a coach or an athlete.

There was a huge amount of interest in the 2017 team with over 180 applications received.

Further information about the selection process can be found in the 2017 ADF Invictus Games Selection Policy and the Fitness Guidelines.

The 2017 Invictus Games will take place from 24-30 September and will bring together over 550 athletes from 17 allied nations, who have become wounded, injured or ill during as a direct consequence of their service - in a celebration of tenacity and courage.

The Invictus Games is an initiative of His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales and is an international adaptive sport competition using the power of sport to motivate recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of the sacrifices made by the men and women who serve their country.

Athletes selected to form part of the 2017 team will have the opportunity to compete in a range of adaptive sports including wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis, archery, athletics, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, and new to the 2017 Games, golf.

Further information or enquiries about the 2017 Australian Invictus Games team can be sent to ADF.invictusgames@defence.gov.au.

Former serving members should visit the RSL Queensland website for further information.

Sydney to host 2018 Invictus Games

Prince Harry announced on 12 November 2016, that the 2018 Invictus Games have been awarded to Sydney, Australia.

17 nations will compete in eleven different adaptive sports with events being held across Greater Sydney, including Sydney Olympic Park and on and around Sydney Harbour.

The 2018 Invictus Games will be managed by the Australian International Military Games and the ADF and RSL will again partner together to enter an Australian team.

More information on the 2018 Invictus Games can be found at www.invictusgames2018.org.