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Qwik-View: Invictus Athlete Jules Gilligan (Team Kiwi)

The Invictus Games are a paralympic type sporting event that Prince Harry established for wounded, ill or injured service personnel and veterans. Although there are medals available the emphasis is on the rehabilitation journey that the athletes go through to…

Invictus Games: What A Day For The Swimmers

Jules:   I’m struggling with verbalising today, but will try to get my words together. Today I got to swim as a swimmer competing in an international competition. I couldn’t swim freestyle at all ten months ago. I thought I…

Invictus Games: A Very Busy Couple Of Day’s – Here Is What The Team Has Been Up To

It has been a busy few days and this is a bit of a catch up. It’s closing in on 1am and I haven’t written my section yet but in summary I’ve been really stoked with how everyone has been…

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Invictus Games: Medals Time

Qwik Summary: We have all had a massive day.  No doubt you have seen the news that we won some medals today: Dan got two bronzes, IT7 Men’s 1,500m final & IT7 Men’s 400m final; Glenn & Gibbo got silver…

Invictus Games: Day of Action at the Track and at the Tennis

Jules:   After last night I thought I would be tired, but I was surprised by how much. We did some Haka practice, had breakfast and headed out to catch a bus to support the Athletics. There were a few…

Invictus Games: The Opening Ceremony

Jules:   The first event in the competition started today – the Jaguar and Landrover driving challenge. The buses even got a Police escort.   Pretty cool.

The Other Invictus Games Teams Have Now Arrived

Nicki:   Well the other teams have started to arrive and we have been inundated with Aussies – great to ‘catch up’ with them. I lived overseas for a long time in Scotland and the Aussies were our ‘brothers and…

Invictus Games: Settling Into A New City

Jules:   We all met yesterday morning for a team photo. It will most likely be my favourite with us all as we are decked out in our Invictus tracksuits in front of the Toronto sign. I woke up feeling far…

Invictus Games: 1st Full Day In Canada

Jules:   Well we finally landed in Toronto and even though I was so incredibly tired, I was as grateful and excited as I thought I would be – probably more. To actually have made it and be standing in…

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