Sydney, Australia 21-27 October 2018.
This past week saw the 4th Invictus Games held in Sydney Australia. Billed as “Game on Down Under” the Invictus Games, spearheaded by its Patron the Duke of Sussex (Prince Harry), use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick service members and veterans.
The Games hosted 500 competitors and 1,000 family and friends from 18 nations and featured competition in 11 sports. Games events were held against the backdrop of iconic Greater Sydney, including Sydney Olympic Park and Sydney Harbor.
Team Rubicon has a long-standing relationship with the Games with many Greyshirts competing at the games and Prince Harry himself deployed as a Greyshirt to Nepal.
Team Rubicon Australia has played a critical role these Sydney Games by providing a volunteer workforce to coordinate the operational delivery of the games and provide an interface between the games volunteers, organizers, and emergency services. Invictus Games CEO Patrick Kidd remarked:
“Looking back on an amazing week at the Invictus Games Sydney I am struck by what an incredible celebration the Games were of normal people who, when supported by loving families and friends, were able to achieve amazing things irrespective of the challenges facing them. The volunteers played such an important role in staging the event and created an incredible atmosphere which welcomed everybody. It was so good to have Team Rubicon on the team; they were an ever-present force of strength, pragmatic and agile in approach, and they lived up to the ‘Invictus’ values which encourages our veteran community to be active in how they lead their lives and to connect with others. Thank you for the support.”
Witnessing the impact of Team Rubicon Australia Greyshirts had at the games was powerful. Their support of a truly international gathering of veterans championed the power of service to the wider community. Team Rubicon Australia CEO Geoff Evans and his remarkable team did a superb job and showcased the terrific talents of the Aussie Greyshirts, and we are particularly grateful for the supportÂ from PwC to assist us in the delivery of this project..