The UK’s Invictus Games rowing team were setting the pace training in Tidworth last weekend ahead of the international competition in ten days’ time.

Saturday’s training held at Help for Heroes’ Tedworth House Recovery Centre pitted 16 teammates against each other to bring on the competition, and get mentally and physically prepared for the games hosted in Toronto this year.

The rowers make up part of the country’s 90-strong team heading to Canada for the tournament competing against other wounded, injured and sick serving military personnel and veterans for the indoor rowing competition.

Former Corporal Kelly Ganfield was among those training last weekend, set also to compete in the 100m, 200m and discus at the Invictus Games.

Ms Ganfield said: “I want to make my daughter proud and show her that when you put your mind to something then you can achieve anything.

“The Invictus Games has made me so much more confident.”

This year 306 hopefuls tried out for a place on the UK squad composed of 11 sporting categories.

Invictus athletes are selected according to members performance, commitment to training and the benefit the games will have as part of their recovery.

The 2017 competition will take place 23 to 30 September.