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Tokyo 2020: Victa Apply by 16 Oct

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with VICTA apply by 16 Oct

Applications closing soon! Wednesday 16 October 2019

Tokyo 2020 – Paralympics and University of Tsukuba

Join VICTA on a trip of a lifetime to Tokyo, Japan for the 16th Summer Paralympic Games!

Stay at the centre of one of the world’s most anticipated international sporting competitions. As well as taking in live sports action, you will also experience fan and spectator events in and around the city.

When: 25 August to 4 September 2020
Who: 18 to 29 years
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Airport: Flying from London Heathrow Airport
Cost: £2,000 (payment plans are available, see the website and below for full information)
Closing date: Wednesday 16 October 2019

Apply Here: https://www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/japan/

This trip will also connect you with Japanese young adults from the University of Tsukuba. In the months before we depart, you will be able to network with the students.

The itinerary will also take in typical and traditional Tokyo and Japanese highlights including Mount Fuji (the highest volcano in Japan), Tsukiji fish market (the world’s largest wholesale fish and seafood market) and a traditional tea ceremony.

There is so much to visit and do in Tokyo that the itinerary will have built-in regular free time slots, with suggestions of hidden gems and popular tourist attractions suitable for all budgets will be sent to you prior to travel.

Find out more and sign up here before Wednesday 16 Oct:

https://www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/japan/

  • Payment Plan 1 (standard payment plan): non refundable £400 deposit Oct 31st to secure the flights, then £200 each month for 8 months until June 30th
  • Payment Plan 2 (to support your saving for the trip): non refundable £400 deposit Oct 31st to secure the flights, then £200 each month plus an extra £50 each month for 8 months, totalling £400, to June 30th. The £400 will be released back to you before the trip to go towards your spending money on meals and souvenirs
  • Payment Plan 3: if Plan 1 or 2 do not work for you, contact VICTA to organise an alternative. Please note a £400 deposit is required to secure the flights.

 

 

Tokyo 2020: Victa Apply by 16 Oct

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with VICTA apply by 16 Oct
Venue:
Tokyo 2020 – Paralympics
Japan and University of Tsukuba
Time:
event date 25 August 2020 - apply By 16 oct 2019
Phone:
01908 240 831
Date:
16th October 2019
Cost:
£2,000 (payment plans are available, see the website for full information)


Applications closing soon! Wednesday 16 October 2019

Tokyo 2020 – Paralympics and University of Tsukuba

Join VICTA on a trip of a lifetime to Tokyo, Japan for the 16th Summer Paralympic Games!

Stay at the centre of one of the world’s most anticipated international sporting competitions. As well as taking in live sports action, you will also experience fan and spectator events in and around the city.

When: 25 August to 4 September 2020
Who: 18 to 29 years
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Airport: Flying from London Heathrow Airport
Cost: £2,000 (payment plans are available, see the website and below for full information)
Closing date: Wednesday 16 October 2019

Apply Here: https://www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/japan/

This trip will also connect you with Japanese young adults from the University of Tsukuba. In the months before we depart, you will be able to network with the students.

The itinerary will also take in typical and traditional Tokyo and Japanese highlights including Mount Fuji (the highest volcano in Japan), Tsukiji fish market (the world’s largest wholesale fish and seafood market) and a traditional tea ceremony.

There is so much to visit and do in Tokyo that the itinerary will have built-in regular free time slots, with suggestions of hidden gems and popular tourist attractions suitable for all budgets will be sent to you prior to travel.

Find out more and sign up here before Wednesday 16 Oct:

https://www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/japan/

  • Payment Plan 1 (standard payment plan): non refundable £400 deposit Oct 31st to secure the flights, then £200 each month for 8 months until June 30th
  • Payment Plan 2 (to support your saving for the trip): non refundable £400 deposit Oct 31st to secure the flights, then £200 each month plus an extra £50 each month for 8 months, totalling £400, to June 30th. The £400 will be released back to you before the trip to go towards your spending money on meals and souvenirs
  • Payment Plan 3: if Plan 1 or 2 do not work for you, contact VICTA to organise an alternative. Please note a £400 deposit is required to secure the flights.

 

 

Tokyo Progress GB Women’s Goalball

GB women squad stood at their goal before a match

Great Britain women’s tournament finish shows progress towards Tokyo 2020

Original Article by Goalballuk

Great Britain women’s goalball squad sixth-place finish at an international tournament was a significant step in their ambition to achieve qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Despite losing out in the quarter-finals at the IBSA goalball event in Fort Wayne, the team put together a series of performances of the highest quality that suggest they are ready to compete on the biggest stage.

After beating the likes of Spain, South Korea and Germany, it set up a last-eight match against the host nation America. Great Britain fought to the end but was beaten by the eventual runners-up and Rio 2016 bronze medallists.

In the placing matches, Great Britain won a nail-biting penalty shootout against Finland before coming up short against Canada to finally secure sixth place.

Great Britain now looks forward to preparing for the European Championships in October taking place in Rostock, Germany. The event represents the last chance to secure their spot at Tokyo 2020.

Aaron Ford, Great Britain’s head coach, said: “This squad is clearly heading in the right direction. We are all confident that we can build on this performance at an event that featured most of the best teams in the world.

“Some of the performances in Fort Wayne were excellent. The team showed great levels of maturity and were clinical to see games out. There were setbacks and we need to learn from those if we are to achieve our goal of competing at the Paralympics.

“The group will continue to develop as elite athletes over the coming months and come back even stronger for the European Championship in October.”

Mark Winder, CEO of Goalball U.K., said: “It was fantastic to watch the squad against some incredibly strong opposition. We are seeing our talent pathway producing world-class players with this inspiring group.

“Their performance in America was a real testament of how much goalball has developed across Great Britain in the last few years. Alongside their talent, they embody the goalball family ethos on and off the court.

“Everyone associated with the sport is incredibly proud of what they have achieved. I know Aaron, his coaching team and the players will have already turned their attentions to Rostock in Germany and will be ready to take the next step.”

The squad consisted of Georgie Bullen, Sarah Leiter, Antonia Bunyan, Amelia Robertson, Kali Holder and Lois Turner. An experienced four-person coaching team joined the players, this was Aaron Ford, Becky Ashworth (coach/team leader), Faith Fisher (physio) and Hannah Levi (support staff).

 

Tokyo Progress GB Women’s Goalball

GB women squad stood at their goal before a match

Great Britain women’s tournament finish shows progress towards Tokyo 2020

Original Article by Goalballuk

Great Britain women’s goalball squad sixth-place finish at an international tournament was a significant step in their ambition to achieve qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Despite losing out in the quarter-finals at the IBSA goalball event in Fort Wayne, the team put together a series of performances of the highest quality that suggest they are ready to compete on the biggest stage.

After beating the likes of Spain, South Korea and Germany, it set up a last-eight match against the host nation America. Great Britain fought to the end but was beaten by the eventual runners-up and Rio 2016 bronze medallists.

In the placing matches, Great Britain won a nail-biting penalty shootout against Finland before coming up short against Canada to finally secure sixth place.

Great Britain now looks forward to preparing for the European Championships in October taking place in Rostock, Germany. The event represents the last chance to secure their spot at Tokyo 2020.

Aaron Ford, Great Britain’s head coach, said: “This squad is clearly heading in the right direction. We are all confident that we can build on this performance at an event that featured most of the best teams in the world.

“Some of the performances in Fort Wayne were excellent. The team showed great levels of maturity and were clinical to see games out. There were setbacks and we need to learn from those if we are to achieve our goal of competing at the Paralympics.

“The group will continue to develop as elite athletes over the coming months and come back even stronger for the European Championship in October.”

Mark Winder, CEO of Goalball U.K., said: “It was fantastic to watch the squad against some incredibly strong opposition. We are seeing our talent pathway producing world-class players with this inspiring group.

“Their performance in America was a real testament of how much goalball has developed across Great Britain in the last few years. Alongside their talent, they embody the goalball family ethos on and off the court.

“Everyone associated with the sport is incredibly proud of what they have achieved. I know Aaron, his coaching team and the players will have already turned their attentions to Rostock in Germany and will be ready to take the next step.”

The squad consisted of Georgie Bullen, Sarah Leiter, Antonia Bunyan, Amelia Robertson, Kali Holder and Lois Turner. An experienced four-person coaching team joined the players, this was Aaron Ford, Becky Ashworth (coach/team leader), Faith Fisher (physio) and Hannah Levi (support staff).