Earlier this week, HRH Prince Harry and Great Britain’s team captain, David Wiseman, talked to Chris Evans on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show about the upcoming Invictus Games, this year being held in Orlando, Florida.
Prince Harry stated that “The power of sport is something unbelievably special.” He and David talked to Chris about their experiences of the Invictus games and the upcoming TV coverage, starting with a documentary on the 2nd May.
The Games bring together disabled sportsmen and women from around the world who have previously served in the armed forces. Prince Harry said that “the power of sport is something unbelievably special.”
The Invictus Games helps heal ex-forces people emotionally through sport and aids them in coming to terms with their disabilities, not as limitations, but as ways of enabling them to do more. Very often, people leaving the forces, for whatever reason, struggle with civilian life and finding a way to live without being part of a tight knit team.
Prince Harry and David were inspiring and really encouraged people to get involved in sport to alleviate this difficulty as well as to get fit.
Here at WDSA, we know how important sport is to the whole community, both disabled and abled bodied people. We second Prince Harry in encouraging more people to get involved. There are so many sports available to people with disabilities, there really is something out there for everyone.
You can listen again to the interview on the BBC iPlayer and then watch the Invictus Games coverage on the BBC from the 8th to the 12th May. We will be cheering on our men and women on the GB team and hope they come home with plenty of medals.