Why Medibank is behind the Invictus Games Sydney 2018
Medibank is honoured to be a Premier Partner of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.
Founded by HRH The Duke of Sussex in 2014, the Games provide a platform for wounded, injured and ill service men and women - both active duty and veteran - to incorporate sport into their healing and recovery process. ‘Invictus’ is a Latin word meaning ‘unconquered’ – a truly apt description of those returning from active duty and national service.
The inaugural Invictus Games were held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, with more than 400 competitors from 13 nations taking part.
Now in its fourth year, the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will be held in October – growing to more than 500 competitors from 18 nations. They are all unconquered. They are all Invictus.
Medibank is a company that stands for better health. ‘Better’ is a state, a process, a destination and a feeling. For our brave returned servicemen and women whose lives have been forever changed by injury and illness, ‘better’ is a mindset that drives them through their recovery.
The quest to be ‘better’ embodies the spirit of the Invictus Games competitors.
Why our employees are behind the Invictus Games Sydney 2018
Eliza Peka – Occupational Therapist/Care Complete Coordinator - Brisbane
The fighting spirit of wounded, injured and ill servicemen and women is undeniable, as is the healing power of sport. There will be 11 different adaptive sporting events at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. As an occupational therapist this is something I love seeing in practice, and also being embraced by the community at large. Everyone can have ‘Better Health’ through opportunities to live their best life, which may include adaptations to accommodate specific needs.
Reuben Koh – Finance Analyst – Melbourne
The most important asset that a company possesses is its reputation – a product of its integrity and commitment to its values. The Invictus Games are the embodiment of what Medibank stands for ‘Better Health for Better Lives’. The Games shine a spotlight on the sacrifice and courage of our brave veterans. They demonstrate that anyone is capable of picking themselves up and dusting themselves off in the pursuit of better health and ultimately a better life.