Invictus Games

Invictus Games: The Nation Hoping To Confound Expectations... Again

With the 2017 Invictus Games Toronto now just over a week away, Forces Network has met a British coach - who'll be cheering on the Georgians...

With the 2017 Invictus Games Toronto now just over a week away, Forces Network has met a British coach - who'll be cheering on the Georgians.

Richard Osborne coached the country's sitting volleyball team to a bronze medal in Orlando last year, despite hardly ever attending a training session.

Invictus Games Georgia coach Richard Osborne

His unusual methods have proved popular, and he says he's aiming for gold in Canada:

"Training the Georgians was like training beginners. They could just about keep a ball off the ground, but they didn't understand anything about the rules.

"[But] what they lacked in technique they made up for determination and heart, and that's a recurring thing that I keep coming across with the Georgians."

"Unbelievably they managed to get through the preliminaries and into the final."

His proud son, Ben, said:

"It's really inspiring to see what he's done. They started from nothing, and to see him being the pivotal point of their success is really cool."

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