Team UK face NZ for Bronze Medal Wheelchair Basketball at Invictus Games
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Team UK Celebrate Haul Of 72 Medals At Invictus Games

The British wheelchair basketball side ended the tournament by beating New Zealand in the bronze medal match.

Team UK face NZ for Bronze Medal Wheelchair Basketball at Invictus Games

Team UK faced New Zealand for the bronze medal in wheelchair basketball (Picture: Invictus Games Sydney 2018/Getty Images).

Team UK finished a triumphant Invictus Games in Australia with another medal on the last day of competition.

The wheelchair basketball side pushed past New Zealand to win 32-6 in the bronze medal match.

Wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball player James Rose said the experience was more than just about winning medals.

The former 2 YORKS soldier has been recovering from depression and anxiety after he suffered an injury in 2009.

He said taking part in the competition had given him a “massive confidence boost” and pulled him out of a “dark hole” which had consumed him for 18 months.

"Sport has got me where I want to be now, I feel a lot better."

 

Team UK’s James Rose compares the quality of the competition in the wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.

The former 2 YORKS soldier also says he will be following up his Invictus Games experience with a Personal Training Course.

"Without sport, I wouldn't be where I am now. It just gives you loads more confidence to do what you want to do," he said.

Keep up to date with the 2018 Invictus Games here.