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Physical, social and emotional benefits of sports for veterans

Physical, social and emotional benefits of sports for veterans

Veteran Sport Australia’s four-part Harnessing the Power of Sport video series focuses on the physical, social & emotional benefits of sport for our veteran community.

Introduced by veteran, Invictus Games competitor and Paralympian Curtis McGrath OAM, the series showcases veterans and their families who participate and volunteer in local sport to create a sense of camaraderie, give back to the community and develop a strong network to support other veterans and families.

Our first video demonstrates how surfing and a sense of community can aid in transitioning from the military, and on the journey toward rehabilitation and recovery.

To find out what local sporting opportunities are available around Australia, get in touch today.

A huge thank you to every member of the veteran community who volunteered to be part of the series and shared your amazing stories. Your contributions were incredible.

Many thanks also to the members of the Working Group who collaborated with VSA and donated their time, experience and insights to ensure these videos were a success – Robert Swanwick, Amanda Scott, Clare Serafini, Rachel Kerrigan, Invictus Games Team to The Hague co-captains Sarah Petchell and Shane Bramley, Ben Carbis and Project Lead Michelle Cook.

We also want to acknowledge and thank the Department of Veteran Affairs for funding this project through the Supporting Younger Veterans Grant.

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