South­lander to lead team

The Southland Times - - News -

New Zealand Army Sergeant and for­mer South­lander Kelly Whit­tle will co-cap­tain the New Zealand team at the In­vic­tus Games in Syd­ney next month. The In­vic­tus Games use the power of sport to in­spire re­cov­ery, sup­port re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and gen­er­ate un­der­stand­ing and re­spect for wounded, in­jured and ill ac­tive ser­vice mem­bers and for­mer mem­bers. This year’s event will in­volve com­peti­tors from 18 al­lied na­tions in 11 dif­fer­ent adap­tive sports. Sergeant Whit­tle, an Army medic, who grew up on Gale Hill Farms, near Lums­den, has post­trau­matic stress dis­or­der (PTSD) and hip and shoul­der in­juries as a re­sult of de­ploy­ment to Afghanistan and work­ing in the af­ter­math of the Christchurch earth­quakes.

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