One Month Until Invictus Games Sydney 2018

20 September 2018

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has today released a video marking a month until the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.

The Invictus Games, presented by Jaguar Land Rover, are the only international adaptive sporting event for wounded, injured and ill active duty and former service members. This year’s event, in Sydney from 20-27 October, will involve 500 competitors from 18 allied nations in 11 different adaptive sports.

The NZDF is sending a team of 24, with both active duty and former service members from the Army, Navy and Air Force.

Co-captain Kelly Whittle has attended two previous Games and says it’s hard to put into words what the atmosphere is like.

“It’s one of the most incredible things I’ll experience in my lifetime,” she says.

“The Invictus Games give you a whole new view and purpose in life. I tell the new competitors ‘this is going to change your life’.”

A video created to showcase the NZDF team can be viewed at

The NZDF team is sponsored by Auckland RSA, Christchurch Memorial RSA, Fulton Hogan, Jaguar Land Rover and Direct Sport.

Throughout the Games the team’s journey can be followed on:

Facebook: @NZInvictusTeam
Instagram: @NZInvictusTeam
Twitter: @nzdefenceforce

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