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Sean Lawler

ADF Service: Joined the Army in 2004 as a Rifleman, suffered an injury during training and subsequently became a Clerk. I deployed three times throughout my career, Afghanistan and Iraq in 2008 and Timor Leste in 2011. I discharged from the Army in 2012.

Hometown: Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Current Town: Nana Glen, New South Wales

Competing in: Golf, swimming and wheelchair tennis

Sean Lawler

What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?

I was fortunate enough to compete in last year’s Invictus Games and since then I have re-discovered my passion for sport, consequently helping me integrate back into society and start socialising again.

What is your greatest achievement to date?

Getting married to my wife and having two beautiful boys.

Why did you apply for the Invictus Games?

I wanted to be part of the fun and excitement once again. Having my children experience what military personnel have sacrificed as part of serving and protecting their country will only benefit their personal growth.

Like others in the Defence Force I have spent a considerable amount of time away from my family. The Invictus Games represents this sacrifice, representing Australian values and sticking up for those who are unable to protect themselves.