Beyond the Games: Panel 2: Empowering the We Are Invictus community

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 2: Empowering the We Are Invictus community

This panel focused on the We Are Invictus platform and how it brings wounded, injured and sick (WIS) service personnel and veteran community together globally through our online peer to peer network and its opportunities.

Robert ‘Tiny’ Graham, a former Invictus Games Team New Zealand competitor, introduced the We Are Invictus moderator programme and how it is empowering the WIS community to play an active role in shaping the online platform and its offerings through Beyond the Games activities.

Gaby Ion, Team Manager of Romania, gave his insight into the process of engaging with the Invictus Games Foundation to provide opportunities in Romania for WIS both domestically and internationally.

Jon Connolly, We Are Invictus community member discussed how virtual activity has played an active role in his recovery journey and the benefit of having his Friends & Family involved in activities offered through the We Are Invictus community.

Iryna Rubtsova shared her story of engaging with sporting opportunities provided through the Invictus Games Foundation with her late husband Oleksii Rubstova and her participation in this year’s London Marathon.

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