Invictus Games: All you need to know about the Prince Harry-backed event

His Royal Highness will play wheelchair rugby as part of event

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Prince Harry will take part in this September’s Invictus Games, playing in a wheelchair rugby match at the Copper Box.

The Invictus Games will see 400 competitors from 13 nations compete in an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.

The event is championed by Prince Harry and will shine a light on armed forces personnel who have been injured in the line of duty.

Taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 11-14 September, there will be events in athletics, wheelchair rugby, archery, swimming, sitting volleyball, cycling and more.

The wheelchair rugby game will see the prince line up alongside Dame Kelly Holme, Denise Lewis, Mike and Zara Tindall, while Rugby World Cup winners Jonny Wilkinson and Sir Clive Woodward will manage the teams.

Jonny Wilkinson will manage one of the teams, opposite World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward

Zara Tindall said: “It’s important to get involved in the Invictus Games to use the power of sport to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation. I’m very excited to be involved.

“I have seen wheelchair rugby being played before but I haven’t played. I can’t imagine I’m going to be very good at it, but obviously we’ll bring our A-Game!”

The equestrian star, who claimed silver in Team Eventing at London 2012, says she's excited to be involved in another major sporting event in the capital.

Her Royal Highness added: “I’m looking forward to being part of an amazing Games. Having Servicemen and women from all over the globe come together and compete in sport is going to be fantastic.”

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