Invictus fighting spirit rises

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. HMAS Arunta’s Deputy Maritime Logistics Officer said that it was inspiring to witness how the athletes found ways to push themselves that little bit further. “I was working with Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Ian McCracken and he kept raving about how good the 2016 Orlando games were and how much he got out of it as a support staff…

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Invictus Games: Diagnosis No Barrier for Whangarei Naval Officer

Breaking down barriers is the focus for Royal New Zealand Navy officer Lieutenant Dan Crawford as he heads to the Invictus Games in Canada. The Invictus Games is the only international adaptive sporting event for wounded, injured and ill active duty and veteran service members. This year’s event, in Toronto from 23-30 September, will be the largest yet, with 550 ill and injured servicemen and women from 17 allied nations – including 24 from the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) – competing in 12 adaptive sporting events. Lieutenant Crawford, who…

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