The INAS Global Games team accepted Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner’s invitation to participate in the very popular Big City Barbecue in King George Square on Friday 31 May.
Raising funds for the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust and involving lots of local clubs and organisations, the event is a focal one of inclusivity.
With colourful giveaway information and wristbands and an energetic activity with Tennis Queensland the hype is building for the INAS Global Games being held this year in Brisbane October 12 – 19.
Global Games Ambassador Jeff Horn excited the large crowd saying “Brisbane is an incredible place for major sporting events, and it excels as an inclusive and accessible place where anyone can have access to elite sport. I can’t wait for the Games to start in October! Brisbane loves sport, so where better to host the Global Games.”
Local tennis player, Archie Graham who is currently ranked number one in the world, challenged Jeff to a rally and showed the excited crowd why he hopes to retain that title in Brisbane. “That is my goal and I am training very hard to stay at the top. Living just outside Brisbane in Ipswich, it is great that the Games are in Brisbane and I am hoping for lots of local support.”
Horn, who understands the value of local support, echoed those sentiments saying, “These athletes are among the best in the world at what they do, and I believe we need to celebrate sporting excellence at all levels. If you have ever witnessed high-level sport, then you’ll know that the atmosphere and sportsmanship is incredible and you’ll want to be there.”