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Vicki Ross

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  • Date of Birth5 Feb 1978

After serving 22 years in the military and receiving my injuries, wheelchair rugby helped to give me a sense and purpose and belonging again. Being part of a team and a family again has made me feel like a fit in somewhere, it has given me my freedom back and more importantly my smile. It helps me define who I want to be in all areas of my life, it gives me the confidence to strive to be better everyday and find my new path in life.

Whilst I was serving in the military I sustained injury after injury which meant I could no longer take part in able-bodied sport and it also meant it was the end of my military career. Looking wider than this it went on to impact every area of my life, family, friends and any previous hobbies etc.. Looking for a new passions and a new path in life, I applied for the Invictus Games where I was fortunate enough to be selected for several sports, one of which was wheelchair rugby and so my journey started.

My achievements go far beyond medals although I am super competitive on court, gaining a silver medal for Team UK and also winning the first ever European 5s tournament with the awesome Tigers. When I am on court, I am me, I am my old self, super confident, always smiling and love being part of the time. Off court I am quite the opposite, so being part of wheelchair rugby has helped me try and get back to the person I was, it pushes me to mix socially and step out of my comfort zone. The best achievement of all is I have made the best friends which I would not change for the world.