In symmetry with the announcement of the Invictus Games sponsorship the team announced the signing of four new athletes to the ambassadorial team. The four athletes have all competed in the Invictus Games in previous years and now have gone on to become legends in their chosen fields.
Dave Henson is a Paralympic sprinter, bioengineer and a retired Army Captain. In 2011 Dave lost both his legs to an IED explosion in Afghanistan.
Using sport in his recovery he competed in the Invictus Games and went on to captain the UK team in 2014.
He has represented GB at the highest level with two World Championships and competed in the Paralympic Games. Alongside his sporting success Dave gained his PHD in biomechanics and researches ways to improve amputee real world function.
Micky Yule is a former solider who lost both his legs to an IED explosion in Afghanistan working as a Royal Engineer. He found a passion for Paralympic Powerlifting after being inspired by the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Competing at the Common Wealth Games, Paralympic Games and taking gold at the Invictus Games. He is currently the the British and European Champion and is targeting another medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games.
Jaco Van Gass
Jaco Van Gass was part of the elite Parachute Regiment when on his second tour of Afghanistan he was hit by an RPG. His injuries included the loss of his left arm, a collapsed lung, shrapnel wounds, punctured organs, blast wounds to the upper thigh and a broken tibia.
He has since learned to ski and represents the army in competitive downhill skiing. He has completed several marathons all over the world including the New York marathon, Safaricom Kenya marathon and the US Marine Corps marathon. In 2011 he was part of a team to trek unsupported to the North pole alongside HRH Prince Harry.
Jaco has climbed the 8thhighest mountain in the world in the Himalayas, and attempted Mt Everest. Inspired by the London Olympics he turned his attention to cycling and represented GB from national level to World Cup and World Championships also taking gold at the Invictus Games.
Martin Tye was injured in Kabul in 2009 when a 500lb suicide bomber drove into his vehicle which left him predominantly wheelchair bound.
He is the reigning British Indoor Rowing champion 3 years running, a six time medallist at the Invictus Games and currently in training for Sydney 2018.
Martin is also a disabled water-ski instructor and competes in disabled strongman events through Britain, Europe and America, currently ranked 2ndin the world.