Previously known as Veteran Sport Australia

Team Veteran

Join veterans and their families all over Australia, to find a local, supportive sporting community suited to you

The history of ‘Team Veteran’

Invictus Australia created Team Veteran Running Club as a parkrun club in 2019, back when we were Veteran Sport Australia.

What started out as a running group for veterans with the support of Invictus Australia, expanded to include all veterans, family members and anyone in the community wanting to show their support, including other ex-service organisations (ESOs). 
 
That same year saw us partner with Open Arms and parkrun to promote the team to an even larger group of veterans, their families and the community to spread the message of the healing power of sport and connection.  
 
2020 saw the collaboration evolve during Veteran Health Week, with the now iconic purple shirts created. So many people wanted one that we ran out! 
 
Despite the challenges of COVID, 2021 saw Team Veteran go from strength to strength yet again, bringing RSL National into the fold 
 
Over time, the name has evolved simply to, Team Veteran, representing our commitment to collaboration & connection for veterans, their families, ESOs, government and sporting organisations through the power of sport. 

To join parkrun’s Team Veteran, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit parkrun.com.au/register
  2. Join the team
  3. Get a Team Veteran t-shirt, as provided by our friends at Open Arms here

“I really enjoy the support we have from Invictus Australia to enable these sorts of programs so we can get out in our communities to get that camaraderie back that we may have lost after our service or during our transition.”

Joel Vanderzwan

Veteran and Invictus games competitor

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