Over 1,000 Athletes With Intellectual Impairment Join First-Ever INAS Global Games in Tennyson

For the first time ever, Queensland, including Tennyson, will be the site of the exciting International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability (INAS) Global Games 2019 this October!  The long-running sports competition will feature over 1,000 athletes with intellectual impairment, who will prove that there’s no barrier to what they can achieve.

Happening from the 12th to 19th Oct 2019, 50 countries will be represented at the INAS Global Games. The Australian team will have 44 Queenslanders led by Archie Graham from Ipswich.

“My government is proud to support the Games which is the world’s biggest sporting event of its kind,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. “Let’s all show our support and get along to the Games and cheer our team on!” 

Photo Credit: Annastacia Palaszczuk MP/Facebook

The athletes will be vying for the gold in 10 types of sports:

AthleticsQueensland State Athletic Centre
Kessels Road, Nathan, Mount Gravatt 
BasketballHibiscus Sports Complex
90 Klumpp Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt

Queensland State Netball Centre
Mains Road, Nathan
Cricket Allan Border Field
Crosby Park, 103 Crosby Road, Albion 
CyclingMount Cotton Training Complex
Mount Cotton Road, Cornubia

Murarrie Recreation Reserve Park
1238 Wynnum Road, Murarrie

Sleeman Sports Complex
Old Cleveland Road &, Tilley Road, Chandler
FutsalSleeman Sports Complex
Old Cleveland Road &, Tilley Road, Chandler
Table Tennis Brisbane Table Tennis Centre
86 Green Terrace, Windsor
TaekwondoSleeman Sports Complex
Old Cleveland Road &, Tilley Road, Chandler
TennisQueensland Tennis Centre
190 King Arthur Terrace, Tennyson
RowingCoomera Rowing Complex
33 Watersport Ln, Oxenford

Sleeman Sports Complex
Old Cleveland Road &, Tilley Road, Chandler
Swimming Sleeman Sports Complex
Old Cleveland Road &, Tilley Road, Chandler

Check this link for the complete sports schedule. 

What To Know About INAS

INAS was established in 1986 with 14 nations initially. The organisation has now grown to an 80- nation membership with around 500,000 athletes participating in various sporting events around the world.

The INAS Global Games happens every four years and it is considered as the largest sporting event for athletes with an intellectual impairment. 

Photo Credit: INAS Global Games 2019/Facebook

“We know that visitors to Brisbane will be warmly welcomed by our diverse communities and, with access to our world-class sporting facilities and perfect climate, I am confident this will ensure a conducive environment for top-level performances,” Lord Mayor of Brisbane Councillor Adrian Schrinner said in welcoming the INAS Global Games to Tennyson. 

Tickets to this special sporting event may be purchased online.