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Jeff Wright

ADF Service: Joined the Army in 1986 as a Driver. I served in East Timor as an Operations Sergeant in 1999 before discharging in 2003.

Age: 49

Hometown: Bendigo, Victoria

Current Town: Townsville, Queensland

Competing in: Wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and swimming

Jeff Wright

What is the Nature of your injury or illness?

Vision loss, paraplegic, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), knee damage from a training accident and a motorcycle accident.

What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?

It has been the catalyst to revisit the camaraderie and competitive nature of sport, allowing for aggression, skill, teamwork and enjoyment to occur, all along not ever thinking that I am a person with a disability.

What is your greatest achievement to date?

Too many to list, but serving my nation in the Army, serving my community as a Police Officer and surviving and thriving after a motorcycle accident I should not have survived.

Why did you apply for the Invictus Games?

I was already playing wheelchair basketball as part of my rehabilitation so it was a natural progression to apply for the Invictus Games. I met others who had competed in previous Invictus Games and saw first-hand what it had done for their rehabilitation and couldn’t pass up the opportunity.