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Stephen Moore AM 

Stephen Moore AM was pivotal in bringing the Invictus Games to Sydney in 2018. Whilst playing a game of wheelchair rugby at the soldier recovery centre in Darwin at Robinson Barracks, the idea was born to bring the Games to Sydney. Moore played a significant role from the start – from helping to develop the bid, engaging the right people, and securing funds.

“When I was at the solider recovery centre in Darwin, I saw what soldiers were going through and some of the things they were dealing with, some of the depths that people were in, and I thought that the Invictus Games would be a really powerful vehicle to promote a road to recovery. That road to recovery takes many different forms says Stephen, and “it doesn’t matter what you’re doing in life, whether you’re injured, ill or able bodied, you need to have a purpose and I think that the Invictus Games embodied that. The more we can promote the values and the ethos of the Invictus Games, the better, and if one person can be impacted by these Games in terms of their own recovery and rehabilitation then I think it’s been a success.”

Stephen Moore AM is an Australian former rugby union footballer, who played Super Rugby for the Brumbies and Queensland Reds and has 129 caps for Australia internationally, including 24 tests as captain. As a passionate advocate for sport & the health of veterans, we are proud to have Stephen continue his support as an ambassador of Invictus Australia.