During the first day of the United Kingdom team trials for the 2016 Invictus Games, Prince Harry will give a speech to all the competitors sending them luck in the upcoming selection process.
As Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, Prince Harry will visit competitors who hope to be part of the UK team at the University of Bath Sports Training Village at Disney World Resort on Friday 29 January.
The team trials for the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 are being run by Help for Heroes with support from The Royal British Legion and the Ministry of Defence over three days at the university. Veterans, wounded, injured and sick (WIS) military personnel will compete in 10 sports to take one of the covenanted 100 places available on the UK team.
Friday 29 January also is important for another reason as it marks 100 days until the beginning of the Invictus Games that will be held in Orlando, Flordia at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from May 8-12 2016. The first time the games are being held outside of the United Kingdom.
The Invictus Games are a unique sporting event for WIS Servicemen and women, both currently serving and veterans. Using the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and bring a greater understanding and respect to the men and women who serve their country.
In September 2014, the first ever Invictus Games were held in London with over 400 competitors from 13 nations competing in nine sports. This time around, over 500 competitors will be competing in 10 sports such as archery, powerlifting, and wheelchair rugby.
Prince Harry will spend time meeting and talking with those hoping to join the team as they try out on the athletics track and field and those who are practicing of the wheelchair tennis trials that will be taking place that afternoon. He will then give a speech to all the competitors wishing them luck in being selected for the upcoming Games.