“Although I’ve brought home medals, which will be mementos for the rest of my life, it’s not all about that. I’ll take away much more. The comraderies, the bonds, the friendships. It’s given me a sense of purpose again. More importantly though it’s given me that drive and determination to get involved with these sports and take it up thereafter.”
Team UK took part in fourteen adaptive sports: archery, cycling, time-trial cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track, ﬁeld, wheelchair basketball, indoor rowing, powerlifting, golf, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair rugby. The latter three sports for the ﬁrst time in Warrior Games history. Andy brought home 2 silver medals in rowing, a silver in shotput and a silver in discuss.
Martin Colclough, Head of Sports Recovery at Help for Heroes, said: “It’s not all about winning medals. Throughout the last ten days of the Games we have seen friendships blossom, confidence grow and competitors pushing their body to the limit. The Warrior Games has very much provided our veterans and serving personnel the opportunity to be part of a team again, something the military often miss after suffering a life-changing injury or illness.
“It’s great that this year we have had 3 former competitors join us who have taken coaching qualifications to enable them to support their peers in their recovery journey. Their insight was valuable for the competitors this year; helping to allay any anxieties about what to expect and how best to perform in their chosen sport”.