2018 Australian Deaf Games
The 2018 Deaf Games were held in Albury Wodonga from 20-27th January. These games are the pinnacle multi-sport event for deaf people where over 1000 competitors compete across 15 sports including table tennis. Competitors come from across Australia and our Pacific neighbours.
This year our own Trevor Boyle was selected as the NSW flag bearer for all sports at the Opening Ceremony. This is a great honour and comes after his many years of involvement in both table tennis and squash. Trevor has also been on the Deaf Table Tennis and Deaf Squash Committees for over 30 years.
In the overall results NSW and Victoria each topped the medal count with 78 medals each. NSW had great results in table tennis. Leslie Noonan won gold in the Ladies Singles with Maureen McDougal picking up the silver and Jitka Navratil winning bronze. In the Men’s Singles Trevor Boyle won silver and Henry Anastasi won bronze. Trevor and Henry went on to win the gold medal in the Men’s Doubles narrowly beating our arch rivals of Victoria. Leslie and Jitka won gold in the womens Doubles and Henry and Jitka won gold in the Mixed Doubles. Congratulations on a stunning effort from these NSW Veterans players.
The Deaf Games give those deaf and hearing impaired players an opportunity to compete at a National level and NSW Veterans congratulates all those players who competed and gave of their best for this event.
We are very fortunate in NSW Veterans to have a number of top level athletes with disabilities playing in our Veterans Challenge competition.