Topic: Invictus Games

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.

Invictus Games beckon

This article has photo gallery Published on by Michaela Gilewicz (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Invictus Games athletes Petty Officers Ian McCracken (left) and Latisha Baker (right) with Commander Australian Fleet - Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and bar after a �celebrity� wheel chair rugby match as part of the Invictus Games training camp at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation, NSW.  (photo: Jayson Tufrey)

Invictus Games athletes Petty Officers Ian McCracken (left) and Latisha Baker (right) with Commander Australian Fleet - Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and bar after a �celebrity� wheel chair rugby match as part of the Invictus Games training camp at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation, NSW.

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.