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Victoria Ross

Warrant Officer Class Two Yeoman of Signals in the British Army, Victoria Ross is determined on her Invictus journey, to rediscover the person she once was. She says “If you asked the people in my life who I am they might say Wife, Mummy, Friend, or even Soldier. If you ask me who I am, I would say I’m physically, mentally and emotionally lost and lonely. I once was a high-level athlete in several sports, an outstanding soldier, the best Mum/Wife in the world, confident, outgoing, unstoppable and determined to succeed, to be the best at all I did.”

 

The 41-year-old Warrant Officer from Wiltshire competed in the recent Invictus UK Trials in Sheffield where she was part of the Gold medal-winning team in Wheelchair Basketball. Victoria credits the Trials as her ‘first stepping stone on the journey of a long road.”

 

When asked what representing Team UK at the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 would mean to her, she said:” This journey will give me focus, a sense of purpose; make me believe I can accomplish anything as I did before. That focus will bring physical benefits allowing me to explore my potential within this unfamiliar environment. Ultimately, I want to find my new identity, find my own self-worth, in turn helping those around me do the same, sharing the journey together. I want to be the one that defines me. I need my inner smile back and to kick start the new me.”

 

Victoria Ross Invictus 2020