Invictus Games

Want To Compete In 2020? Deadline For Invictus Games Applications Nears

Find out how to apply to be part of Team UK at the Invictus Games in the Hague.

The closing date for applications for next year's Invictus Games in the Hague is drawing near.

The Team UK trials will be held in 22-26 July in Sheffield.

All aspiring athletes who wish to grab a spot in the next Invictus Games in The Hague in May 2020 must attend the trials in Sheffield.

The deadline for those wishing to try out for the Team UK squad is this Saturday 9 March.

For many the Invictus Games have been life-changing, after it was launched by Prince Harry exactly five years ago on 6 March 2014.

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Attend Invictus Games Trials
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made an appearance at the Team UK trials ahead of the 2018 Invictus Games (Picture: PA).

JJ Chalmers was one of the first Invictus athletes who competed at the inaugural Games in London in 2014. 

Since competing, he has encouraged injured, sick and wounded personnel and veterans to join up.

Recently he has taken to social media to speak about how competing helped his own recovery:

"Without a doubt, the biggest catalyst in my recovery was the Invictus Games back in 2014.

"Now the Games are coming back in 2020 in The Hague and if you think for a second that you should be part of it or could benefit from it then you've got to sign up for it - don't hesitate."

The July event will act as a qualifying event for selection for the Invictus Games 2020, as well as being a UK National Championship.

Speaking in January, the Defence Secretary said the Games "help [athletes] so much in terms of the pathway to recovery".

In July, sports including archery, athletics, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, swimming, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby will all be hosted at world-class venues in Sheffield.

You can apply to be part of Team UK before this Saturday 9 March online.