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Michael Collins

ADF Service: Joined the Army in 1986 as a Driver. I served in Papua New Guinea in 1987 as part of an exercise before discharging in 1996.

Age: 49

Hometown: Newcastle, New South Wales

Current Town: Townsville, Queensland

Competing in: Wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby.

Michael Collins

What is the Nature of your injury or illness?

My right leg has been amputated as a result of a complication from a sporting injury.

What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?

It has played a major role in getting me active. I also took up adaptive sports which I hadn’t played previously, and have really enjoyed the experience.

What is your greatest achievement to date?

Overcoming the challenges related to my injury. It has been a very long journey and I am proud that I have been able to continue to live life to the fullest and still have the opportunity to compete in events like the Invictus Games.

Why did you apply for the Invictus Games?

I wanted to be around other athletes who have been wounded, injured or become ill during their service. I wanted to watch other athletes compete and do the best they can under difficult circumstances.