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Invictus Games Preview: "Invictus Games have changed my life."

2014, sees the inaugural Invictus Games seeing servicemen compete in a number of sports including wheelchair basketball at the Copper Box Arena.

In 16 days time, International sport returns to the site of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games in a tournament championed by Prince Harry.

Formerly in the Royal Navy, AJ Pingram has an interesting story of how he got involved in the games, despite having picked up a basketball to participate just once before.

Pingram grew up with the Royal Navy in his blood having had servicemen in his family and explains the story behind his participation in the games.

He said: "I haven't done any sport for years, until I went to a Cheshire Phoenix wheelchair basketball session, when I applied for tickets for the games, they asked me if I was ex-forces, I said yes, they asked if I was disabled, I said yes, they asked if I played disability sport and I said wheelchair basketball.

"Next thing I know I get an offer inviting me to the trials, I …

Worcester Wolves: Thurman hoping to build on Wolves success

The 2013/14 season was a massive success for the Worcester Wolves, fighting for top spot in the BBL ladder and winning the BBL Trophy and play-offs.
The Wolves have lost Zaire Taylor to BBL opponents London Lions but will be hoping to continue last seasons successes. 
The Worcester side signed up Robert Thurman having been recommended to the team by former player Will Creekmore. 
Thurman said: "He [Will] spoke to me one day and said that he had a team I'd be interested in and how awesome it is to be in Worcester - he sold me on the idea immediately.
"I was born and raised in a military family, so i'm used to moving around often, so that shouldn't be an issue.
I'm expecting that the team won't rely on me but will need me to play big minutes, there will be pressure on me to perform early on."
Thurman has high expectations for the Wolves ahead of the new season with the Wolves.
He continued: "The overall goal for the team, is to win as many tourna…