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John Willans

John was injured in July 2017 and this year medically discharged from the Army after 20 years of service. He has had to learn to play new sports due to his injury and has been playing wheelchair basketball and rugby for his local team, Dundee Dragons.

He feels that the challenge of the Warrior Games will enable him to compete on a new level, while also meeting people who are having to deal with similar issues. For him this will be an important part of “Being able to get back into sports with other military and veterans and have the banter that I have missed since not being able to do the sports I used to do in the Army.