Inas - the International Federation for sport for para-athletes with an intellectual disability - has selected Brisbane, Queensland, Australia to host the 5th Inas Global Games in 2019.
AUSRAPID, the Inas member organization is responsible for the delivery of the Global Games. CEO, Robyn Smith is delighted to have won the bid "The Brisbane Global Games vision is to deliver a uniquely memorable and exciting celebration of sport and culture which focuses on ability." she said.
"The 2019 Inas Global Games Brisbane will be a life changing event for all athletes, officials, volunteers and spectators, and for communities across the Brisbane region, Queensland and Australia. It brings people together in a secure, fun and friendly environment for a whole-of-Games experience and deliver a world-class sporting competition. Brisbane is a beautiful city and boasts some of the best sporting facilities in the world, all within close proximity to the competition and training venues" said Greg Dunk, General Manager, Strategy and Corporate Affairs Life Stream Australia and member of Games Bid Team.
The Games showcases professional para-athletes in fields of athletics, swimming, table tennis, rowing, basketball, futsal, tennis, cycling and taekwondo.
Inas is the International Federation for sport for athletes with an intellectual disability within the Paralympic movement and is the recognised member of the International Paralympic Committee. It is a global organisation that manages the eligibility process for intellectual disability sport, hosts an extensive programme of world and regional championship competitions and, through its members and partner organisations, promotes inclusion in sport around the world.
Inas' vision is that athletes with an intellectual disability across the World have the opportunity to achieve excellence in sport and high-level competition.
Inas is a not-for-profit organisation registered in the UK (1144903).
Sports Inclusion Australia works in partnership with many national and international sporting bodies and key peak agencies on a day to day basis to facilitate inclusiveness in sport for people with an intellectual disability. This partnership approach has been presented as part of Brisbane Global Games 2019 integrating a sports development program to promote the long-term viability of the Global Games sports.