Injured servicemen and women warm up in Leeds for Invictus Games

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A team of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women hoping to compete in the inaugural Invictus Games visited West Yorkshire to warm up for their sporting challenge.

The event at Normanton-based YESSS Electrical saw workers battle it out against the team before it heads to London for the tournament on September 10.

The international sporting event is championed by Prince Harry and will see more than 400 service personnel compete in nine adaptive sports such as wheelchair rugby.

Sir Keith Mills, chairman of the Invictus Games, and the Lord Mayor of Wakefield, councillor Sandra Pickin, both attended the warm-up event in Wakefield last week, where the YESSS team was also joined by players from the Featherstone Rovers rugby club.

Andy Singleton, a founding director of YESSS, said: “We wanted to host one of the adaptive sports event that will be part of the Invictus Games to give individuals the chance to try out the sport and appreciate how sport can inspire recovery.”

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