Leaving a legacy for Brisbane’s sporting community is one of the fundamental commitments of the Brisbane 2019INAS Global Games.
Table Tennis is one of the 10 sports that is already reaping that benefit. Six new Table Tennis tables have been donated to the Brisbane Table Tennis Centre at Downey Park by the Local INAS Global Games Organising Committee.
“We are very excited to leave our mark for years to come on Brisbane’s sporting landmarks as a legacy of staging the INAS Global Games here,” says Robyn Smith, CEO of INAS Global Games Organising Committee.
Table Tennis players of the future will reap further rewards with additional support for the INAS Global Games from Brisbane City Council’s commitment to upgrade the competition facilities for the event. Through Council’s Access and Inclusion Plan, the Brisbane Table Tennis Centre is installing a new lift, providing accessible toilets and change rooms, accessible car parking and automatic doors.
“The Brisbane Table Tennis Centre Manager, Derek Scott and his Committee have been fantastic in providing their centre and support to conduct the Table Tennis competition for the Global Games. And it is wonderful that these improvements lift this venue to an international standard,” says Smith.
Table Tennis is attracting a large field of over 80 international competitors. It is one of the three sports, along with Swimming and Athletics, that is internationally sanctioned as one of the pathways in qualifying for selection for the Tokyo Paralympics.
“This is the first time that an INAS event has ever been given the Factor 20 status by the International Table Tennis Federation ‑so of course we are absolutely thrilled,” adds Smith.
The INAS Global Games Table Tennis competition will be conducted from 14th-18th October at the Sleeman Sports Centre and the Brisbane Table Tennis Centre.