A permanent reminder of the inspirational Invictus UK Trials in Sheffield earlier this year has been presented to the city in recognition of the games.

By Ellen Beardmore
Wednesday, 30th October 2019, 2:26 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th October 2019, 4:44 pm
Invictus Games at EIS……Archery……..Pic Steve Ellis
Invictus Games at EIS……Archery……..Pic Steve Ellis

An exclusive gift was presented to Sheffield Council by Rear Admiral Jim Macleod, Head of Invictus UK, during a celebration event for the Trials at the Ministry of Defence in London.

The special Trials t-shirt in a presentation frame including a gold, silver and bronze medal from the Trials will now be displayed in the Sheffield Town Hall.

Head of Invictus UK, Rear Admiral Macleod said: “Without the magnificent support of Sheffield Council and the people of Sheffield it would not have been possible to put on such a successful Invictus UK trials in July.

“These trials have had a positive impact on over 320 competitors and 500 family and friends as well as leaving a lasting impression on all those who were engaged in running and supporting the event.

“I would like to personally thank everyone in Sheffield for playing such a pivotal role in ensuring the Invictus UK Trials were a success and for making a difference to so many people; it simply could not have happened without such a welcoming and accommodating city.”

During the trials in July, more than 300 wounded, sick and injured veterans took part in nine sports, across three different Sheffield venues in five days.

Prince Harry visited Sheffield during the trails, greeting competitors and their families and talking to Sheffielders.

Coun Mary Lea, the council’s cabinet member for health, said: “Being associated with an event of this magnitude and an event that makes such a huge difference to the lives of those who fought selflessly for all of us, is one of our proudest achievements and the gift we have received will be proudly displayed to reflect that.”