Exercise Right with Invictus Australia this May
Exercise Right Week is an annual awareness campaign held in the last full week of May every year. Since it’s inception in 2014, the campaign has aimed to highlight the benefits of exercise for health and well-being, and to help Australians to understand where to get the “right” advice for their individual needs.
Given Invictus Australia’s mission to strengthen the mental and physical health of all veterans and families through the power of sport, this week is one we embrace fully.
Whether it’s participating, volunteering, coaching, mentoring or spectating, being involved in your local sporting community is good for veterans and their families!
Here’s a selection of sport & activities Invictus Australia’s frontline staff are delivering throughout Australia this May.
sport & recreation around Aus, for veterans
Weekly Yoga in Toowoomba – every Wednesday
Invictus Australia invite you to join our weekly yoga sessions which have been kindly sponsored by the Department of Veteran Affairs. These sessions will be run from the Toowoomba Library Community Rooms (level 3) ROOM A on Herries Street. Bring your yoga mat, towel and water bottle as we enjoy a relaxing and stress reducing evening.
Reserve your sport here
Saturday 27th May – Roll on down for Bowls in Vic!
Invictus Australia welcomes all current and former serving members and their families to a fun & FREE day of lawn bowls. Bowls is one of the most popular sports in Australia as it’s social, suitable for all ages and abilities, and means you can enjoy the great outdoors. Presented in collaboration with our sporting partners at Bowls Australia.
Details: Saturday 27th May and Moorabbin Bowling Club 426 South Road Moorabbin, VIC
From 12pm – 4pm
Sign up here.
Why not give Outrigging a go in Newcastle?
Why not come and join us on Tuesday 2nd May in Newcastle for Outrigging?
Invictus Australia and Newcastle Outriggers are coming together for a special evening on the water. Join us for an introduction to Outrigging in the beautiful Newcastle Harbour.
This activity is for all past & present military members and their families. Children must be 10yrs and above. No experience required. This is an opportunity to try Outrigging and meet members of the Newcastle Outrigging Club. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up here
Join Team Veteran at your local parkrun – with over 400 parkruns around Aus, there’s one near you!
We love our partnership with parkrun, particularly because we have co-created parkrun Team Veteran – a national walking and running group for the veteran community, families, friends and supporters. parkrun takes place at over 400 locations around Australia, every Saturday morning so there’s bound to be one close by.
Hundreds of veterans and their families already participate in parkruns across Australia every weekend – either running, walking, volunteering, rolling, pram pushing, spectating or simply enjoying the atmosphere. This has led to the creation of the Team Veteran parkrun Group, which any veteran or family member can choose to join once they have registered with parkrun using this link.
Check out some of the stories from Veterans around Australia, who are passionate parkrunners & Team Veteran members.
Have a Row this Exercise Right Week!
Invictus Australia have partnered with Rowing Australia to provide serving, former serving and family members of the ADF with the opportunity to become qualified as an Indoor Rowing Coach. Thanks to the NSW Government the online Riggers coaching accreditation course will be provided free and is suitable for ages 16 and above.
Invictus Australia’s frontline staff, members of the Veteran community, deliver sport and recreational programs all around Australia throughout the year. Please get in touch if you would like to find an activity for you or your family