inspiration to get active
This four-part video series by Invictus Australia focuses on the physical, social & emotional benefits of sport for our veteran community. Funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Physical, social & emotional benefits of sport
Introduced by veteran, Invictus Games competitor and Paralympian Curtis McGrath OAM, this video by Invictus Australia demonstrates how surfing and a sense of community can aid in transitioning from the military, and on the journey toward rehabilitation and recovery.
This video features Brigid Baker, a veteran seeking a competitive edge through sport. Brigid represented Tasmania in track & field as a junior, aiming to qualify for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The Australian Army veteran now competes in a range of adaptive sports including athletics, wheelchair Rugby League and indoor rowing and plays an ongoing role in Brigid’s recovery.
The Invictus Games legacy for ongoing recovery
This video series sets the scene for what prospective competitors and their families can expect from participating in an Invictus Games, and features video Rachel Kerrigan, Brigid Baker, Scott Reynolds, Garry Robinson and his wife Katrina as they experience a journey of recovery through camaraderie, family involvement and a focus on rehabilitation rather than medals.
volunteer in sport with invictus australia
This video demonstrates that you don’t have to compete in sport to reap the benefits, showcasing how coaching, mentoring, officiating and volunteering can have positive and lasting benefits for rehabilitation, recovery and wellbeing.
Opportunities exist around the country in a myriad of sports from the NRL’s Battlefield to Footy Fields refereeing program, to volunteering at your local parkrun.
Here we feature Saltwater Veterans, a passion project for veterans Scott Reynolds and Craig McGrath. According to Scott, sailing has been a catalyst for his social integration back into the community following transitioning out of Defence, which is often a challenging time for veterans.