With the Invictus Games right around the corner, the time has come for the athletes to start training in earnest. Joining them in this effort will be Prince Harry, who is also going to take part in a wheelchair rugby match, as reported by Royal Central.
The athletes, a group of 400 injured, wounded and sick servicemen and women from 13 countries, will arrive at Mayesbrook Park Athletic Arena this weekend to make used of the Olympic standard training facilities at Dagenham’s Sporthouse and Jim Peter’s Stadium.
Dagenham’s Sporthouse is the biggest multi-use sports hall in the UK, and was used to train Olympic athletes before the Olympic Games held in London, in 2012. It boasts a large gym, two outdoor basketball courts, and an athletic track, and can accommodate handball, paralympic judo and wheelchair rugby events. The Sporthouse has a capacity of up to 6,000 people.
This vigorous training comes before the actual Invictus Games, which will begin next Wednesday at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Prince Harry is expected to drop by for a visit and take part in the training session on Monday. There is no doubt that the Prince wants to be in top form, as he is taking part in an event himself, which will see him playing with his cousin Zara, and her husband, Mike Tindall.
Photo Credit: Invictus Games 2014