Among the employees who came to show their support was Brisbane-based Neil Smith, director of Defence Programs for Insitu Pacific. Smith served for more than 13 years in the Royal Australian Air Force, mainly on “fast jets” such as the Classic Hornet.
“I can see how Invictus Games helps the competitors enormously,” Smith said. “To have a goal, to go and compete and feel good about themselves, that’s what it’s all about. It’s great to be a part of that and support them.”
The first competitions to get underway were sailing at Sydney Harbour and road cycling along Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden. Other sporting events during the week include archery, athletics — running, jumping and throwing events, as well as indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis. Learn more »