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Davin Bretherton

ADF Service: Joined the Army in 1987 as a Driver. I served as an Infantryman in Somalia in 1992/93 before discharging in 2001.

Age: 46

Hometown: Adelaide, South Australia

Current Town: Townsville, Queensland

Competing in: Cycling, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby

Davin Bretherton

What is the Nature of your injury or illness?

I have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of my deployment. I also have a below the knee amputation following complications from a training accident.

What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?

I am alive because I have been able to play sport. My weight blew out as a result of my PTSD, I was on every drug available and I was at the lowest point in my life.

It was at this point that I got involved in sport and used it to get fit again, lose weight, which in turn increased my self-esteem and confidence.

I recently returned from completing the Kokoda

What is your greatest achievement to date?

Being able to represent Australia internationally through sport. I have competed in bobsledding, hold the current wheelchair boxing Australian title and was recently selected to compete in the wheelchair NRL World Cup in France.

Why did you apply for the Invictus Games?

I wanted to represent Australia with fellow serving and former serving military personnel.