Peterborough archer to coach Team Canada at Invictus Games
Peterborough’s Brad Fulsang will coach the Canadian archery team at the Invictus Games in Toronto later this month.
Fulsang, 24, is a competitive archer himself. He is part of the Canadian National Training Squad.
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He was asked to be the Team Canada coach back in January.
“I had an email from Archery Canada, asking me if I would be interested in coaching the Invictus Games team for Canada,” said Fulsang. “Knowing what it was and the opportunity, I couldn’t say no.”
Fulsang has already worked with the athletes that will be competing on his team.
“Through the year, we’ve had two week-long training camps. I’ve worked with them for two weeks in-person,” said Fulsang, “It’s been a little challenging. Archery is a personal sport. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. But it’s coming together.”
Fulsang hopes the Invictus Games will help grow the sport.
“We’re doing this more as a post-games kind of thing. We’re hoping the athletes stick with the sport, competitive or as a hobby.”
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The Invictus Games are Olympic-style games, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans compete.
The Games run from September 23rd to the 30th.
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