Sydney Olympic Park hosts Prince Harry

Team Invictus Australia training squad members showed Prince Harry some of their moves in the pool at Sydney International Aquatic Centre, one of the potential venues for IG2018
               Image: Invictus Games Sydney 2018

08 Jun 2017

Image: Invictus Games Sydney 2018

It was a right royal occasion when Prince Harry visited the Park to check out the Park’s key venues in the lead up to the 2018 Invictus Games.

The word ‘Invictus’ means ‘unconquered’. It embodies the fighting spirit of the wounded, injured and sick service personnel and what these tenacious men and women can achieve, post injury.

The Invictus Games harness the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.

The Prince was in Sydney to launch the ‘500 Days to go’ message and to inspect the facilities that will be used in the 2018 Invictus Games here in Sydney.

This included key venues within the Park, including Netball Central, the Sports Centre, Hockey Centre, Aquatic and Athletic Centres and Qudos Bank Arena.

While in the Park Prince Harry spoke with staff at each venue to asses how they planned to meet the needs of the Games, the competitors and their friends, families and supporters.

The Prince took time out of his busy schedule to meet with members of Australia’s team who will be travelling to Toronto to compete in the 2017 Invictus Games.

The Park’s collection of venues, ease of access for all and experience in hosting multi-venue events all contribute to the Park’s capabilities to host an exceptional Invictus Games.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority is proud to host the Invictus Games in Sydney and looks forward to welcoming all members of the Invictus Games family in 2018.