Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.49 - 20 February 2017
” Invictus Team România” at Their First Training Cantonment
The 33 sportsmen of the extended team that will represent Romania at the Invictus Toronto 2017 carry out their first cantonment these days.
They train from 9.00 to 18.00, from February 21 to 24, at Sports Base Săftica. From 11.00 to 14.00 on Wednesday, February 22, they will have swimming training sessions at the Swimming Pool Ghencea and Lia Manoliu Athletics Hall.
The team trains for several disciplines adapted for people with disabilities, such as paralympic athletics, simulator rowing, cycling, powerlifting, archery, swimming and sitting volleyball.
Person of contact: Capt. Gabriel Ion, GSM: 0747.989.754.
„Invictus Team România – 2017” project is a unique opportunity to show what true combat spirit, team cohesion and human solidarity mean – as values defining the veterans of the theaters of operations.
The initiative is intended to support physical and psychological recovery through sport and to increase the awareness of the Romanian people of the problems injured soldiers and their families face.
All injured soldiers are encouraged to participate in the project, irrespective of the diability, and also their families that can be by their side during training, as well as competitions.
As a project of national representation, „Invictus Team România – 2017” intends to implicate and to earn the support of the citizens, GOs or NGOs or other institutions willing to contribute, voluntarily, to the success of the initiative.
The special competition equipment, adapted as required by the medical condition of each soldier, will be aquired gradually, with funds provided by CSA Steaua and the partners of the project.