Rhian Pearce, Rhian.email@example.com / 029 20 334999
Table Tennis Wales in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University have successfully bid to host the European Veterans Championships in the capital in June/July 2021. The Welsh bid beat off strong competition from both Spain and Norway and it will be the biggest event that Table Tennis Wales has been awarded with around 3000 competitors visiting the city.
Two years of hard work culminated in the winning presentation which was delivered by Steve Eades, Mike Watts, Owen Rodgers and Ryan Jenkins to the European Table Tennis Union Executive Board in Cluj, Romania at the European Youth Championships.
Table Tennis Wales Vice-President Steve Eades promised that Cardiff would host a successful event at the Cardiff Metropolitan University:
“Table Tennis Wales (TTW) are thrilled that its Organizing Committee’s bid to host the 2021 European Veterans Championship in Wales has proved successful. We look forward to delivering a wonderful championship in conjunction with its partner Cardiff Metropolitan University”.
This is a real coup for the partnership and will provide a fantastic platform to promote the sport to Cardiff, Wales and the rest of Europe, as well as showcasing the dynamic capital. Cardiff Metropolitan University is a thriving modern institution with world class sporting facilities and onsite accommodation and leisure facilities for the competitors. The University has a proven track record in hosting major sporting competitions and Owen Rodgers, Deputy Director of Sport, is looking forward to delivering another successful event:
“Cardiff Met are delighted to host this prestigious event in 2021 in partnership with Table Tennis Wales. Having so many athletes from all over Europe competing in our facilities is truly an honour. We look forward to ensuring this is an unforgettable event for all of the competitors. We will work closely with Table Tennis Wales to make sure this competition leaves a lasting legacy for Welsh Table Tennis”
Entries to this event will open next year once the 2019 championships are hosted in Hungary.
Notes to Editors
- Table Tennis Wales (TTW) is the trading name of the ‘Table Tennis Association of Wales’ (founded 1921). The national governing body of table tennis in Wales it delivers both grassroots and elite performance programmes. It is affiliated to the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) and was one of the founding associations. www.tabletennis.wales
- Cardiff Metropolitan University has been integral to the city of Cardiff for more than 150 years. It attracts students from over 140 countries worldwide. www.cardiffmet.ac.uk
- The European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) was established in 1957 as the table tennis head body in Europe and coordinate the awarding of the European Veterans Championships www.ettu.org/en.