Beyond the Games: Panel 1: Development and growth of Beyond the Games

Aug 30, 2023
5 Min read

This IGF Conversation focused on the activities in sport and adventurous challenge on offer Beyond the Invictus Games. In focusing on improving lives beyond the Games, the event considered the development and growth of the community and its ever changing needs, sharing of best practice within the WIS community - specifically WIS Peer Support networks; involvement within the We Are Invictus community; and exploring the benefits of taking part in Invictus Endeavours.

The Conversation was chaired by former competitor Jaco Van Gass, and see below for a look at the speakers and topics:

Panel 1: Development and growth of Beyond the Games

The first session focused on the growth and development of the WIS community through the lens of the IGF’s Beyond the Games programme.

Dominic Reid, CEO of the Invictus Games Foundation (IGF), reflected on the development of the Improve pillar and the growth of Beyond the Games activities offered.

He was joined by former Invictus Games competitors, Josh Boggi and Angelo Anderson who work at the Invictus Games Foundation as the Invictus Community Liaison Executive and Invictus Endeavours Administrator respectively. They shared their very different recovery journeys and views on meeting the needs of the ever evolving and growing community that the IGF serves.

In addition, Mickaela Richards, Grants & Programmes Director introduced the We Are Invictus platform including its functionality, criteria to access the platform and the scope of the opportunities available.

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