South Australian athletes competing in this month’s Invictus Games in Sydney were honoured at an official reception at Government House last night.
Premier Steven Marshall paid tribute to the SA based competitors who will represent their country with pride when the Invictus Games are held from October 20th to the 27th in the harbour city.
“The Invictus Games is a truly magnificent event which is open to current and former veterans and defence force personnel who have been wounded, injured or are ill. With more than 500 competitors from 18 nations, across 11 different sports, it was a great privilege to meet our SA athletes last night at Government House,” said Premier Steven Marshall.
“I wish our South Australian Invictus Games athletes all the very best in their disciplines, as they have all worked and trained tirelessly to gain selection.
“We know that you will do South Australia proud, but most importantly, I know you will do yourself proud.”
A large contingent of guests gave a warm reception to the athletes as they ready themselves for what will be a brilliant event, including members of the combined ADF and RSL Invictus Games team:
- Mr Ben Yeomans – Athletics and indoor rowing
- Mr Darren Peters – Archery and wheelchair basketball
- Mr Steven Sandman – Archery
- Mr Christopher Pitman – Cycling and Indoor rowing
- Corporal Steven Avery – Wheelchair basketball
- Leading Seaman Vanessa Broughill – Athletics and swimming
- Ms Emelia Mysko – Cycling and indoor rowing
- Able Seaman Daniel Marsh – Cycling and sitting volleyball
- Mr Brendan Hardman – Wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball
“On behalf of the State Government, I again wish all the athletes every success and thank them for their outstanding service to our state and country – they’ve made us all very proud, and of course, the family and friends of these amazing people are all incredibly proud as well.”