19 people attended the Have-a-go day held on June 20th at the Empire Table Tennis stadium. The event was organised by Parafed Wellington sports co-ordinator Michelle Laurenson. TTW was represented at the event with Secretary Stephen Hope setting up and TTW Chairman Bruce Northover assisting throughout the day.
TTW coach Andrew Hubbard commented ‘ there were 7 disabled athletes, wheelchair athlete 11 year old Catherine Pot showed a lot of potential and is keen to continue. Working with Parafed Wellington we plan to follow up on this day with regular coaching sessions for a number of wheelchair athletes who we hope may go on to represent Wellington at the NZL Parafed Championships being held in North Harbour 22-25 October.”
A special thanks to Empire Table Tennis Club Building Convenor John Kane who spent many long hours making the bathroom facilities at Empire wheelchair compliant for this event.