The Games – for which Lawyers Weekly parent company Momentum Media is also a partner – were founded by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, in 2014 after witnessing the positive impact that sport has on wounded, sick and injured armed services personnel and associated veterans.
Those who take part in sports, the firm noted, are able to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of and respect for those who serve their countries.
“We are proud to be the Official Lawyers and an Official Supporter of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018,” Minters said.
“‘Invictus’ – which means unconquered in Latin – embodies the fighting spirit of our wounded, injured and ill servicemen and women. We’re inspired by their stories, resilience and determination.”
Minters partner Paula Robinson, who is leading the firm’s team for the Games, said that once one understands the Invictus story, it is impossible to not want to be involved, as it is such an “inspiring space”.
“Everyone needs to hear the stories from the competitors. The Invictus Games represent hundreds of those stories, and seeing our legal work so closely related to the people who are benefiting from it is incredibly rewarding – no amount of money can buy that sense of reward and fulfilment,” she said.
“There is no doubt that we are all inspired by the courage and resilience of the competitors, and are immensely proud to be a part of their Invictus Games.”
Able Seaman Braedon Griffiths said the role of supporters like Minters is very powerful.
“It’s quite inspiring to us and gives us an audience to strive to achieve for,” he said.
“To know that we have supporters and people behind helps to push us through.”