STV access during Invictus Games Trials

The University will once again be hosting the UK team trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 for a third consecutive year, starting today (Friday 6 April).

This is an accredited event, organised and staged by Help For Heroes, and there will be no public access to the Trial events. Spectating is reserved for friends, family and invited guests of the athletes only.

Today (Friday 6 April), HRH Prince Harry, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, and fiancée Meghan Markle, will be joining the hundreds of athletes competing at the STV.

The STV is open and operational throughout the Trials but certain facilities may be closed or have restricted access while some events are taking place.

The gym will be open as usual, however, it may be closed for a short period of time on Saturday evening due to the competition.

The rear half of East car park and the Permit area of the East Extension car park will also be closed until 6pm on Monday.

The Invictus Games is the only international sports event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, both serving and veteran. Sydney will be the fourth city to host the Games after London in 2014, Orlando in 2016 and Toronto in 2017, with this year’s edition taking place from October 20-27.

The UK team trials – run by Help For Heroes with support from the Ministry of Defence, The Royal British Legion and the Endeavour Fund – will take place at the University of Bath from April 5-9. More than 400 athletes will be competing for one of the 72 UK team places on offer, with 45 per cent of the hopefuls never having applied for an Invictus Games before.

For enquiries, please contact the STV reception on 01225 386339.

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