Jaguar Land Rover is proud to be the Presenting Partner of the 2017 Invictus Games, held in Toronto, Canada in September. Conceived by HRH Prince Harry, Jaguar Land Rover’s support dates back to the inaugural Games in London followed by Orlando in 2016.
Mark Cameron, Brand and Experience Director at Jaguar Land Rover said: “Jaguar Land Rover is absolutely thrilled to be Presenting Partner of the Invictus Games for the third time. We have seen the difference the power of the Games has made to people’s rehabilitation and we want to continue to inspire and encourage injured and wounded military personnel.”
Formerly a Welfare Officer in the Royal Navy and synchronised swimmer, Zoe Williams has fought mental and physical battles to take to the water once more for the Invictus Games. Her inspirational message? ‘Exercise has given me back the parts of my life that injury took away from me.’
‘I am notorious for having really bad nerves. I absolutely hate standing on the starting blocks,’ says Zoe Williams. ‘But as soon as I’m on the blocks, coiled back and ready to dive into the pool I forget about everything else.’ Williams admits to being highly competitive and loves the excitement of never knowing what’s going to happen next.
Command came naturally to Will Reynolds as captain in the US Army and, having won 4 medals in the 2014 games, he’s now Captain of the US team. As a college gymnast who switched to endurance running in the Army, he’s rebooted his sporting prowess using a prosthetic blade, having lost his leg during operations.
Wounded by an IED in 2004 in Iraq, Will Reynolds understands life’s challenges. ‘If you’ve never been taken to difficult places then you’ll never realise your full potential.’ His 7-year-old son is very interested in his varied technical adaptations, and his 5-year-old daughter imitates his different running styles. It’s inspiring for them - they have no concept of their father’s abilities as ‘disabilities’.
Dave, a 200m gold medallist, from the Corps of Royal Engineers, British Army, tells his story.
Derek, a discus and shot put gold medallist and 100m silver medallist, British Army, tells his story.
JJ, a cycling gold medallist, from 42 Commando Royal Marines, tells his story.
The 2017 Invictus Games will host 550 servicemen and women from 17 countries, competing in 12 different sports ranging from cycling to wheelchair rugby. Learn more about this inspirational event at the official website.FIND OUT MORE