Topic: Invictus Games

Sailor displays resilience and courage to achieve a goal

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Australian Invictus Games team member, Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels (left), passes the ball during a wheelchair rugby exhibition match against the WA Enforcers, in Perth WA. (photo: LS Jayson Tufrey)

Australian Invictus Games team member, Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels (left), passes the ball during a wheelchair rugby exhibition match against the WA Enforcers, in Perth WA.

A Navy member who suffered an amputation as a result of a motorcycle accident has overcome serious challenges to remain active, both professionally and in his down time.

Despite the scoreboard, success for Navy in rugby fundraiser

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kiz Welling-Burtenshaw (author)

SBLT Jerome Dillon-Baker, 808 SQN, steels himself to take on the Many Marlin defence. (photo: )

SBLT Jerome Dillon-Baker, 808 SQN, steels himself to take on the Many Marlin defence.

Last weekend close to a thousand eager rugby fans stepped into the Sydney sunshine to watch the inaugural match between the men’s Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) and the Manly Marlins.

Brave sailor shares story of her struggle

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), University of SA (photographer), PLTOFF Aaron Curran (photographer)

LS Vanessa Broughill is put through her paces at the University of South Australia in preparation for the 2018 Invictus Games. Supporting her efforts are University of South Australia students Joel Dunstan who is studying Exercise Science and Eliza Gray who is studying Clinical Exercise Physiology. (photo: University of SA)

LS Vanessa Broughill is put through her paces at the University of South Australia in preparation for the 2018 Invictus Games. Supporting her efforts are University of South Australia students Joel Dunstan who is studying Exercise Science and Eliza Gray who is studying Clinical Exercise Physiology.

It was during one of the long commutes home from work at Joint Operations Command that Leading Seaman Vanessa Broughill figured out she had a problem.

Anzac supports Invictus Games video

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), Salty Dingo (photographer)

LS Gemma Stratton works with the Invictus Games film crew on board HMAS Anzac. (photo: Salty Dingo)

LS Gemma Stratton works with the Invictus Games film crew on board HMAS Anzac.

When the Anzac Class frigate HMAS Anzac returned recently from a deployment to South East Asia one of the ship's first tasks was to support the filming of a video to promote the upcoming Invictus Games to be held in Sydney in October 2018.

Warriors meet warriors in lead-up to Invictus Games

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Australian Invictus Games team members and Western Warriors cricket team members after a wheelchair rugby exhibition match at Royal Australian Navy base, HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LS Jayson Tufrey)

Australian Invictus Games team members and Western Warriors cricket team members after a wheelchair rugby exhibition match at Royal Australian Navy base, HMAS Stirling, WA.

Athletes from two very different sporting arenas came together recently when members of the Western Warriors cricket team spent a few hours with the Australian Invictus Games wheelchair rugby team at HMAS Stirling.

Stirling Medic aims for Invictus Games

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Leading Seaman Medic Karney Armstrong stands in front of HMAS Toowoomba at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Leading Seaman Medic Karney Armstrong stands in front of HMAS Toowoomba at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

HMAS Stirling Health Centre’s Leading Seaman Medic Karney Armstrong joined the Navy as an Electronic Warfare Linguist before transferring to the medical branch. She is proud that Royal Australian Navy medics are ‘first to respond, last to seek help’ and maintain their calm in the worst situations.

Unconquered and uplifting - Invictus

Published on by VADM Ray Griggs (author), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force Vice, Admiral Ray Griggs, congratulates the 2017 Invictus Games Australian team at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation on 18 September. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force Vice, Admiral Ray Griggs, congratulates the 2017 Invictus Games Australian team at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation on 18 September.

With the Invictus Games heading to Sydney in 2018, Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, reflects on this year’s Games and why the adaptive sports format is so beneficial to the wider Defence family.

Sport stimulates sailor's recovery

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Brad Darvill (photographer)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Ian McCracken swimming in the HMAS Stirling Pool and will be competing in the Freestyle and Butterfly events at the 2018 Invictus Games held in Toronto, Canada.   (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Ian McCracken swimming in the HMAS Stirling Pool and will be competing in the Freestyle and Butterfly events at the 2018 Invictus Games held in Toronto, Canada.

Motivation and encouragement from fellow competitors inspired a sailor to be representing Australia in the 2017 Invictus Games.

Coach ready to unleash the unconquered

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Brad Darvill (photographer)

Ship's Warrant Officer (WO) HMAS Stirling, WO Andrew Bertoncin, OAM, will be one of the ADF Team's support staff at the 2018 Invictus Games held in Toronto, Canada.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Ship's Warrant Officer (WO) HMAS Stirling, WO Andrew Bertoncin, OAM, will be one of the ADF Team's support staff at the 2018 Invictus Games held in Toronto, Canada.

As one of the biggest crowd-pullers at the Invictus Games, wheelchair rugby will provide a unique opportunity for people to celebrate and honour ill, wounded and injured servicemen and women and a Navy Warrant Officer is one of the driving forces behind the Australian team.

Invictus fighting spirit rises

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Brad Darvill (photographer)

ADF Invictus team support staff member, Warrant Officer Andrew Bertoncin, Swimming Coach, Lieutenant Amy Beal, and competitor Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Ian McCracken, at the HMAS Stirling Pool before they head off to the 2018 Invictus Games held in Toronto, Canada. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

ADF Invictus team support staff member, Warrant Officer Andrew Bertoncin, Swimming Coach, Lieutenant Amy Beal, and competitor Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Ian McCracken, at the HMAS Stirling Pool before they head off to the 2018 Invictus Games held in Toronto, Canada.

Australia’s Invictus Games swimming coach is Navy’s own Lieutenant Amy Beal, who is in Toronto, Canada with the Australian team putting the ‘unconquered’ into the adaptive sports competition concept.