Following on from last year, the partnership will not only see the Team UK competitors kitted out with Speedo Fastskin performance swimwear for the main event Speedo will also support hopefuls with gear in their qualification and training events in the lead up to the Games.
The Invictus UK Trials Sheffield 2019, taking place until Friday 26 July, will give over 350 competitors the opportunity to partake in as many sports as they wish in an environment in part replicating what they might expect during Games-time. At the swimming trial event, taking place at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre this Thursday, Speedo will be distributing placards to attendees to write and display their messages of support.
Following the Trials, a cohort is selected to represent Team UK at the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 based on the individual benefit of taking part for their recovery, as well as performance and commitment to training.
This team of wounded, injured and sick serving military personnel and veterans will represent the UK across nine sports in The Netherlands, which, apart from swimming, includes athletics, archery, wheelchair basketball, cycling, powerlifting, indoor rowing, wheelchair rugby, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball.
Rob Hicking, Brand Director for Speedo, said “The Invictus UK Trials Sheffield is about much more than just sport. It is about empowerment and becoming part of an individual’s recovery journey, highlighting the resilience of our courageous service men and women.
“We are continuing our partnership again this year to demonstrate our long-term support for a team that captures hearts and inspires everyone around the world with their incredible attitude and commitment. The team at Speedo wish the swimmers and indeed all competitors the best of luck in the amazing journey that lies ahead”
Hannah Lawton, Sports Recovery Manager at Help for Heroes and Event Manager for the Invictus UK Trials said “We are delighted with Speedo’s continued support and with the provision of performance swimwear for our Invictus UK Trials Sheffield 2019 and Invictus Games The Hague 2020 competitors.
“The Invictus UK Trials will set the scene and promises to be a life-changing experience for so many wounded, injured and sick veterans and service personnel and their friends and family.”