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Battle Back sport

Maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle is an important part of service life and that includes those soldiers who have been seriously injured.

SkiingBattle Back was launched in 2008. It is not a charity - it is an MOD initiative based at Headley Court near Epsom.

It exists to ensure the seriously injured have access to the same opportunities in sport and adventurous training that are currently available to the able bodied.

Through Battle Back, a tri-service organisation, seriously injured service personnel are encouraged to participate in sport and adventurous training as part of their rehabilitation process and beyond.

Battle Back makes a huge difference in lives, both physically, mentally and emotionally.

Paralympic Games

There are 5 winter and 19 summer Paralympic sports - the individual and team sports that are contested at a Paralympic Games.

If a disabled person would like to participate in a specific sport - Paralympic or otherwise - and is medically fit to do so, Battle Back will help them to access that sport. This may be through the Battle Back core programme of activities, with a service sport club, association, union or with a local civilian club.

Battle Back activities include:

• Paralympic talent ID days
• Sports camps and tours
• Battle Back training events
• Battle Back competitions
• Participation in partnered activities specifically for injured/disabled personnel e.g. sailing with Toe in the Water, competitive skiing with the Combined Services Disabled Ski Team etc.
• Participation in integrated service sporting programmes alongside able-bodied athletes e.g. Army swimming, RAF volleyball, infantry sailing etc.

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