Veterans needed for first national games
Military personnel are being encouraged to follow the example of Aberdeen-born veteran Michael Mellon.
The 38-year-old, who was discharged from the RAF in 2005, won three medals at the Invictus Games in Sydney.
Now the call is on for ex-military men and women to join Team UK for the first national games for wounded, injured and sick veterans next July. The event, to be held in Sheffield, will include Team UK’s Trials for the next Invictus Games in May 2020.
At this year’s Invictus Games Mr Mellon, who previously lived in Aberdeen and then RAF Lossiemouth, was the only Scot in the British Team.
Participants interested in the Sheffield tournament will be able to take part in sports including athletics, wheelchair basketball, powerlifting, swimming and sitting volleyball.
Antony Baines, of the Royal British Legion said: “The Legion is proud to be working with Help for Heroes and the Ministry of Defence on the 2019 Games in Sheffield.
“The event will be an example of our lifelong commitment to today’s personnel, veterans and their families.”
To find out more, visit www.helpforheroes.org. uk/get-support/sportsand-hobbies/join-teamuk
“The event will be an example of our lifelong commitment”