The 2015 Pacific School Games was held at Adelaide on Saturday 21st November 2015 and concluded on Saturday 28th November 2015. For the first time, School Sports Australia introduced Table Tennis as one of nine sports to be competed with over 3000 athletes. International team representatives included China, Macau, India and Cambodia. Australia States & Territory team representatives included NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, WA, NT and SA.
Able body athletes competed in 2 categories; Hope & Juniors. Athletes with disability competed in 3 categories; Class 1-5, Class 6-10 and Class 11.
Our star in this PSG table tennis championship is Sasha Dansereau. Sasha partnered with Matthew Young (WA) in the Class 6-10 (NSW/WA) team won Gold Medal. Sasha played extremely well and also took the Individual Class 6-10 Gold Medal. He said â€˜the last 5 years of hard training pay offâ€™.
Sarah Dansereau received his 2015 Pacific School Games Individual Gold Medal
NSW Hope team finished at 5th position out of 11 teams, NSW Junior team finished in 7th position out of 11 teams.
It was a privilege to be involved in such a great event and I would like to thanks Barry McColl, Tracey McKinniery, Ross Morrison, Lucette King, Peter Tomlin, Greg Moss, Rhonda Butt, Jacqui Charlton, Kesni Hayes, Glen Fairclough, Tony Bo, Peter Masen and Richard Lassen for organising this successful event.
Appointed 2015 Pacific School Games NSW Table Tennis Coach &
Table Tennis NSW Director
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