Hants Invictus Star Aims To Compete 2017

18 May 2016, 10:42

The Captain of the UK's Armed Forces Wheelchair Basketball Team at the Invictus Games says he wants to compete in next year's tournament in Canada.

Simon Gibbs from Andover served in Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq before leading his side to silver in Florida and says there's still work to do.

He tells Heart, "With another year's training behind all of the guys we can come out fighting again. It's always an amazing experience playing in those big games - fair play to the Americans they've won it this year and on a basketball level I'd love to go to Canada (...) and see if we can't bring home gold this time!"

Simon - who served tours with the Royal Engineers - says competiting in Orlando was "everything" he wanted it do be, telling us "it was hyped up to be big and it absolutely was. The sports venues were amazing, big as you'd expect and we were all looking forward to it from the get go. When we got there - absolutely amazing!"

Listen to more from our interview with Simon Gibbs below.

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