The UK will hold a national sports event to support the recovery and rehabilitation of injured, wounded and sick British military next year…

Organised in partnership with Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion, the games will see over 400 British veterans and personnel participate, helping those with injury or illness overcome mental and physical hurdles.

Participants will be able to take part in sports including athletics, wheelchair basketball, powerlifting, swimming and sitting volleyball.

The Prime Minister launched the event while attending Armed Forces Day, held in Llandudno this year. She said:

“As our brave armed forces face dangers on our behalf, it is only right that we do everything we can to help their recovery when they suffer injuries or illness during combat or training.

“Through these new British athletic games and the rehabilitative power of sport, we can help those who have sacrificed so much for our country to lead full and rewarding lives.”