Motivation and encouragement from fellow competitors inspired a sailor to be representing Australia in the 2017 Invictus Games.
Energetic batting and high-scoring cricket will now be on the Navy Cricket calendar, with the introduction of the Super 6s format.
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.
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.
It’s not just the vast waters of the high seas Navy is fighting and winning on.
Members of HMAS Moreton’s ship’s company and surrounding outstations recently embarked on a trip to Toowoomba in Queensland, where they were confronted with a gruelling grade four climb up Table Top Mountain.
Navy skiers struggled to dent a dominant Army side during this year’s winter biathlon, Exercise Coolshot, at Mt Hotham, Victoria, from 6-11 August.
Two sailors are representing Navy in the 43-member Australian Invictus Team which recently met for the final hit-out before deploying to Toronto, Canada to take on the rest of the world next month.
The Australian Defence Force Rugby Union men’s team is in New Zealand to play the French Armed Forces and New Zealand Defence Force representative teams in a tri-nations competition.
Australian Defence Force personnel were inspired to reach great heights competing in the ACT/Wagga Defence Interservice Basketball Competition at the Australian Defence Force Academy in late July.