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Ellie Cole still supporting Invictus Team Dusseldorf 2023

Aussie faves wish Team Australia luck as they head to Invictus Games  

Everyone from the PM, Paralympian legends & Pollies, to comedic champions, scintillating stuntmen and Aussie sporting heroes wished Team Australia the best of luck as they prepare to compete at the sixth iteration of the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf Germany in a few days time.  

Watch the video below to hear from some of our favourite Aussies who are inspired by the spirit of Invictus.

“I want to wish you the very best of luck as you head to Dusseldorf and to let you know that Australia is cheering for you! The Invictus Games are a moment for us to recognise and celebrate you. Not only as servicemen and women or veterans, but as athletes and competitors who have achieved so much, who have worked so hard and who embody the spirit of Australia.” 

The hon anthony albanese
prime minister of australia

The Prime Minister’s sentiment was echoed by the Hon Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel, Matt Keogh, who said, ‘You’ve already served your nation as members of the Defence Force and now you are role models for many more. We will be cheering you on here from home. We wish you all the best of luck.” 

Ellie Cole kicks the video off with her brilliant message: “Hi Team Australia. YEAAHHHHH! I love Sport. I love Australia.” It’s well worth a watch just to hear from this sporting icon, to feel her palpable excitement for all things sport and hear the incredible advice offered to Team Australia. 

Hamish Blake offered his usual heartfelt hilarity, as a long-time supporter of the veteran community and Invictus Australia ambassador.  

Watch the video to hear more from Invictus Australia Patron General the Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove (Retd), Kieren Perkins OAM, Curtis McGrath OAM, Grant Hackett OAM, Gwen Cherne, the Canberra Raiders NRL and NRLW, Jimmy Spithill and Invictus Australia CEO Michael Hartung OAM.  

If you want to share a message of support to Team Australia, upload a message or video to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or TikTok and tag @InvictusAustralia.

The Invictus Games is an international, adaptive multi-sports competition for serving and former military personnel who have been wounded, injured or become ill during their military service. Team Australia is delivered in partnership between Invictus Australia and the Australian Defence Force, and consists of 31 competitors.  

Düsseldorf is the sixth city to host the Invictus Games, following The Hague in 2022, Sydney in 2018, Toronto in 2017, Orlando in 2016 and London in 2014.   

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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.

About the Invictus Games: The 2023 Invictus Games takes place from the 9th – 16th September in Dusseldorf, Germany. Invictus Australia, in partnership with the Australian Defence Force, are supporting 31 former and current serving competitors as part of Team Australia. The Invictus Games is an international adaptive sporting event for serving and former serving military personnel who have been wounded, injured or become ill during their military service. Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, is the Patron of the Invictus Games. The Games uses the healing power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and celebrate the crucial role played by family and friends.

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