Invictus Games

Nick Webborn recently returned from the inaugural Invictus Games for injured servicemen, held in the Olympic Park in London in September.  As chief medical officer, Nick has been responsible for organising medical support services for the athletes.

Invictus GamesPrince Harry put forward the idea for the Invictus games after witnessing the Warrior Games, the US event for injured servicemen, last year.

The Invictus event drew over four hundred participants from thirteen countries to take part in a packed programme of sport, shown on the BBC along with the opening and closing ceremonies.

Invictus Games - Wheelchair Rugby

Invictus Games – Wheelchair Rugby

Delivering a major event in a short time provided many challenges but the Games were an outstanding success. Nick received this message from Prince Harry’s personal private secretary: “The Prince is extremely grateful to you for the amazing support you and your team provided to the athletes during their time in London.  The experience has had a profound effect on a great many people … we now hope to build on this platform in a number of ways.”

Nick was a former Royal Air Force medical officer, injured during service, and it seemed appropriate that he was able to bring all his Paralympic games experience to this event. Sportswise is proud to be associated with the Invictus games and we wait to hear about developments for the future.