A DORSET wheelchair rugby player has won his second medal in the Invictus Games.

Ben Steele, an ex-RAF Regiment Gunner and Lance Corporal who plays for the Dorset Destroyers, was again called up to represent the UK in the games for wounded service personnel, which this year took place in Orlando, Florida.

The national "murderball" team won its way through to the semi-finals but lost out to Denmark, however they took the bronze medal in a dramatic victory over runners-up Australia.

The medals were presented by Prince Harry, and Ben's bronze can now be added to the gold medal the 34-year-old took home after competing in the 2014 games.

Sue Coombs, one of the founders of the Dorset Destroyers and club secretary, said they were "very proud" of his achievements.

"We are so excited for Ben," she said.

"That one of the 'destroyers' was even in the squad representing the UK would have been enough for us, but he is coming home with a medal and we are all on cloud nine for him.

"These games have been massive for raising the profile of wheelchair rugby, our website has gone ballistic."

Ben lost his left leg at the knee following a motorcycle accident in Hampshire after serving three tours of Iraq and one in Afghanistan.

In preparation for the games he trained alongside his teammates on the Dorset Destroyers.

Club captain Paul Sutherland said that although the Destroyers are not yet playing in a league the team have some very strong players who made things tough for Ben, and his skill level has helped them up their own game The games, which concluded yesterday, saw acting service personnel and veterans from 15 countries take part in 10 events including track and field, rowing and wheelchair volleyball.

The UK dominated the match against Australia collecting 46 points and conceding only 4.

The event took place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista.