‘Come and try’ Invictus Australia family day success

Invictus Australia, supported by Defence Health and other sporting partners, recently held a Defence Community Sports Day at the Tuggeranong Archery Club in Canberra. The event was a huge success with over 300 veterans and families and friends attending.

Fun activities were enjoyed by all, with participants taking part in archery, bowls, table tennis, pickleball, wheelchair rugby league, indoor rowing, and frontline yoga. There was an archery demonstration from Bhutanese Archery, Para-archers and Olympians, guest appearances from former Invictus Games competitors who shared their experiences with the community and entertainment by the Australian Military Wives Choir and Old Salts & Diggers Music Group.

There were many other ex-service organisations in attendance who were there to offer information and support to the veteran community.

In September, the Australian Government awarded an $8.1 million grant over three years to Invictus Australia for them to continue to deliver their adaptive sports programs to the veteran community and participate at various international military games. This funding allows Invictus Australia to continue their important work with wounded, injured or ill veterans through the power of sport.

Events like the ‘come and try’ day are critical for physical and mental health, and improving the quality of life for veterans and their families.

For more information on Invictus or to read more about their ‘come and try’ day visit: Hundreds from Veteran community enjoy Invictus Australia’s Sport Day