Adaptive Sport Program
Expression of Interest (EOI) now open for competitors and coaches for the 2024-2025 Adaptive Sport Program (ASP) – closes 15 December 2023
The ASP’s focus is to support the recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration of participants and, through their stories, raise awareness of the issues faced by veterans and families and the life-changing power of sport.
The ASP is the program from which Teams for the upcoming Warrior Games (USA, 2024) and Invictus Games (Canada, 2025) will be selected, and includes domestic activities and camps.
This EOI for competitors is open to wounded, injured or ill serving and former serving ADF personnel from the regular or reserve ADF who have become wounded, injured or ill during or as a direct consequence of their service.
The selection process aims to identify individuals that would benefit most from the experience in their recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration efforts and considers attitude and behaviour, commitment, and sportsmanship. Selection is not based on the likelihood of winning.
Both events play a critical role in the recovery of the competitor’s family and friends. A dedicated family and friends program including attendance at the Games with a full schedule of activities and events has been a feature of the Invictus Games, recognising the important role of family and friends.
The EOI for coaches is open to serving and former serving members from the regular or reserve ADF who are selected on their sporting qualifications and skills along with their commitment to helping individuals who are wounded, injured and ill achieve their athletic and recovery aspirations.
There are limited positions available for Australian Teams and not every eligible person will be able to attend a Warrior or Invictus Games. These teams are filled from applicants to the ASP. Following the closing date for EOIs for the ASP, a process of accepting individuals into the program will commence, which will reduce the pool to a small squad to keep training toward achieving selection in those Teams.
Unfortunately, many who apply will miss out on involvement in the ASP. However, Invictus Australia encourages and supports all individuals who apply to re-commence or continue their journey toward life-long participation in sport. Other opportunities for competition and activities to participate will be offered, as well as a contact point to assist with exploring alternative opportunities.
For further information about the program and selection – click here
EOIs will be open until 15 December 2023 and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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EOI will be open until 15/12/2023
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About Invictus Australia: Invictus Australia encourages veterans and their families to connect and engage with their communities through sport. Whether participating or volunteering at grassroots level, to competing internationally at an Invictus or Warrior Games, Invictus Australia leverages the power of sport to proactively foster good health and aid in recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration. Invictus Australia promotes the physical, social and emotional benefits of sport for all, and shine a light on the unique needs of younger veterans, particularly the challenges associated with transitioning from military to civilian life.