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Sally Renard

Former RAF corporal , Sally Renard has struggled since her accident whilst on tour in Afghanistan, subsequent hip operations, medical discharge from the RAF and the recent loss of her Dad. She says “I have lost my 'spark' and the ability to be comfortable with being happy. Being selected for Team UK would allow me to be part of a team again that encourages success and happiness. It could help me lose my fear to laugh and the guilt I feel when I am happy. I am desperate for positivity and to be around positive people.”


Since taking part in the recent Invictus UK Trials and being involved in the Invictus Games’ process, the 44 year old from Hampshire has rediscovered her passion for competition, camaraderie and being part of something bigger than just herself. When asked what being selected to represent Team UK in the Hague next year Sally says; “I see being selected for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 as the beginning of my journey not the end. It would give me the confidence and drive to continue to seek new challenges and ambitions beyond my present comfort zone.”


“I used to be a swimming teacher 25 years ago. I would love the confidence to be able to teach again. I sometimes crave the opportunity to help others and I believe this is the area I can focus on to help my recovery. I want to be able to help others who are experiencing the scenarios that I have faced. I am witnessing at first hand the benefits that sport, and teamwork can have on my personal recovery journey.”

 

Sally Renard Invictus 2020