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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.

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

Nominations now open for 2017 Australian Invictus Games Team

Nominations are now open to both serving and former serving members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) interested in representing Australia on the world stage at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada as either an athlete or coach.

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.

Athlete nominations

ADF members interested in nominating to be an athlete in the 2017 team should complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) through their Chain of Command, ensuring all attachments have also been signed and attached by 5 December 2016. Completed applications should be returned to ADF.invictusgames@defence.gov.au.

If applicants cannot obtain a medical appointment to support their EOI due to the unavailability of appointments they should advise ADF.invictusgames@defence.gov.au immediately and continue to complete their EOI through their Chain of Command. A medical appointment will then be organised at a later date.

Applicants should ensure they are familiar with the 2017 ADF Invictus Games Selection Policy and the Fitness Guidelines.

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

Coach nominations

Those interested in becoming a coach on the team should preferably have qualifications and coaching experience in one of the respective sports as well as experience in adaptive sports and disabled athletes.

Interested applicants should submit an application through their Chain of Command via web form AE136. Applicants should ensure they are available to attend selection camps as outlined in the 2017 ADF Invictus Games Selection Policy. Applications close 5 December 2016.