The Rowing Guardsman
We are a team of serving soldiers who are racing in the Great Britain (GB) Row Challenge 2020. The race is a 2000-mile, ultra-coastal row around the Great British mainland, non-stop and unassisted.
The team consists of one representative from each of the Foot Guards Regiments and the rank ranges from Guardsman to Lieutenant. As a team we have minimal rowing experience, however, all members are serving soldiers who are keen to make a difference through adventure and challenge.
We are raising money for the UK Team at the 2020 Invictus Games, which will be held at The Hague in the summer of 2020. The Invictus Games was first devised in 2013 when HRH The Duke of Sussex saw first-hand how the power of sport could help physically, psychologically and socially those suffering from injuries and illness. The word ‘invictus’ means ‘unconquered’. It embodies the fighting spirit of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and personifies what these tenacious men and women can achieve post-injury. The Invictus Games harnesses the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.
The Invictus Games is about more than just sport – it captures hearts, challenges minds and changes lives. The money we raise will support our ex-service men and women who compete in the event.