From Headley To Sydney: The Invictus Star Competing With His Former Patients

Private Scott McNeice, who was a healthcare assistant at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, is now off to compete in this year's...

Private Scott McNeice is one of the 72 athletes who will be representing Team UK at this year's Invictus Games in Sydney.

As a British Army healthcare assistant who was formerly employed at Headley Court, it wasn't too much of a surprise when Scott bumped into some of his old patients at the official team announcement.

Scott eventually had to have his left leg amputated after a service-related knee injury, followed by 15 operations.  

Less than a year after losing it, he'll be representing his country in six sports.

Scott watched the thrills and excitement of last years Invictus Games in Toronto but experiencing the games as a spectator was bittersweet.

He watched the former service personnel competing just a week before the amputation of his own left leg.

Despite months of pain concluding in the amputation itself, Scott took a light-hearted approach to the loss of his limb.

He then spent six months in a wheelchair before getting his new prosthetic and last week walked into his Help for Heroes recovery centre for the very first time. He says:

"The Games will help me prove... that anything is possible. It has already helped to start opening my mind to a brighter future."

Some of the events the former member of the Army Nursing Corps will be competing in include archery, athletics and wheelchair rugby.