Topic: Adaptive Sports
Invictus Games 2020 head coach Warrant Officer Geoff Stokes uses Zwift software to maintain fitness while maintaining social distance requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today’s new norm of remaining socially distant means new and inventive ways of training need to be used to maintain fitness, especially for those competitive athletes of the Australian Defence Force.
Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Brown (front right), pictured with fellow Navy amputee Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels (front left), is presented with a wheelchair rugby chair by HMAS Stirling personnel at the Tammar Tavern, HMAS Stirling.
A sailor who lost his leg in a motor vehicle accident in 2018 was recently presented with a custom-made sports wheelchair to help him participate in the Australian Defence Force’s acclaimed Adaptive Sports Program.
Royal Australian Navy Electronics Warfare sailor Leading Seaman Vanessa Broughill, centre, after receiving a gold and bronze medals from Director General ADF sports Brigadier Phil Winter, left, and Staff Officer Lieutenant Colonel Melissa Campbell during the 2019 Warrior Games, Tampa Bay, Florida.
Adaptive sports have helped an Adelaide-based sailor overcome mental and physical adversity when she recently competed at the Warrior Games in the United States.
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.
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
The Australian team at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Warrior Games.
Australian Defence Force personnel were warriors for a week when they recently competed at an international sporting event in America’s windy city.
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.
ADF and RSL members compete in a 200 metre running race heat as part of Invictus Games selection trials at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra.
Six sailors are among the 77 Australian wounded, injured, and ill athletes competing for the Invictus Games Team in 2017.