Prince Harry visits Tedworth House

Salisbury Journal: Prince Harry visits Tedworth House Prince Harry visits Tedworth House

PRINCE Harry was at Tedworth House in Tidworth on Tuesday to meet soldiers hoping to be selected for the Invictus Games later this year.

The prince went to the rehabilitation centre to meet more than 25 potential competitors hoping to take part in the wheelchair rugby, cycling and indoor rowing events at the Invictus Games.

A team of 100 serving and veteran personnel will be selected to form the British Armed Forces team in the Paralympic-style games, being held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London in September.

The selection process, run by Help for Heroes and the Ministry of Defence, began on Tuesday and it is due to last for four months. Prince Harry said: “I have seen how powerful sport is as a means of rebuilding confidence as well as aiding with physical rehabilitation.

"These men and women are fighters by nature. The intense physical training and competitive spirit that will be forged inside this team as they prepare to represent their country in the Invictus Games will, I hope, go some way to helping the recovery not only of those who hope to be selected here today, but also inspire others along the way.”

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