The veteran community will converge on Sydney in October for the Invictus Games, an international sporting challenge that will include 500 competitors, supported by over 1,500 family and friends.
Broadcast around the world and watched in 40 different countries, the spirit of competition and participation will be at its core while showcasing the talent, resilience and dedication of our wounded, injured and sick service men and women – and how rehabilitation and recovery can be empowered by sport.
Australia’s defence industry has put its back behind supporting the games, including sponsorship from SAAB, Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Deloitte and Defence Housing Australia, with new partnerships soon to be announced. The federal and state governments, RSL and Legacy are also integral games supporters.
Join Patrick Kidd, principal consultant with Deloitte Australia and CEO of Invictus Games Sydney, as he discusses with host of the Defence Connect Podcast Phil Tarrant the origin of the games, its role in supporting veterans into the community and reintegration into the workforce, helping veterans to find their way after the military, and the important role that families play.
For greater info on the Invictus Games and how you can get involved visit http://www.invictusgames2018.org/.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team