Veteran Sport Australia’s four-part Harnessing the Power of Sport video series introduces adaptive sport and showcases Brigid Baker, a veteran seeking a competitive edge through sport. Brigid represented Tasmania in track & field as a junior, aiming to qualify for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The Australian Army veteran now competes in a range of adaptive sports including athletics, wheelchair Rugby League and indoor rowing.
Introduced by veteran, Invictus Games competitor and Paralympian Curtis McGrath OAM, this video demonstrates the benefits and healing power of adaptive sport and Brigid’s recovery through sport and community.
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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 Veterans’ Affairs for funding this project through the Supporting Younger Veterans Grants Program.