As Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, HRH Prince Harry visited the Invictus UK Trials in Sheffield today. The Duke met Wheelchair Basketball competitors and presented powerlifting competitors with their medals.
The Invictus UK Trials Sheffield 2019 will see up to 350 wounded, injured and sick veterans and serving personnel compete in adaptive sports over four days, 23 - 26 July, in top sporting venues across the City of Sheffield.
Competitors will be supported by their friends, family and the local community of Sheffield as they take part in the nine adaptive sports - archery, athletics, cycling, indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby.
The Trials form part of the selection process for the 65 strong team that will represent the UK at the Invictus Games The Hague 2020.
In addition to the sporting competition, a wider arts programme will take place across the city, supported by Invictus UK and the City of Sheffield, including photographic and art exhibitions, workshops and an employment forum.
Invictus UK, presented by BAE Systems, is delivering the Invictus UK Trials Sheffield 2019, funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. The Invictus UK partnership comprises Help for Heroes, the Ministry of Defence and The Royal British Legion.