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Peter Arbuckle

ADF Service: Joined the Army in 1989 as an Infantryman and served in Cambodia in 1992 before discharging in 1997.

Age: 45

Hometown: Brisbane, Queensland

Current Town: Townsville, Queensland

Competing in: Indoor rowing, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby

Peter Arbuckle

What is the Nature of your injury or illness?

My left leg had to be amputated as a result of a motorbike accident.

What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?

Sport has played a massive role in my recovery. It has given me something to work towards and focus on. It has allowed me to meet others who are using sport to assist their rehabilitation.

What is your greatest achievement to date?

Being selected for the Australian Wheelchair Rugby League Team in 2017.

Why did you apply for the Invictus Games?

I wanted to be challenged and represent my country on the international stage. I also saw the games as an opportunity to show my children that despite my injuries I am still achieving things in life. I have spent a lot of time away from them and they will be able to see firsthand the results of that time away.

I also wanted to inspire others who may be in a similar positon to me and show that an injury or illness doesn’t need to define you.