Bid applications are now open for the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Hopes Week & Challenge.
The 2018 ITTF-Oceania Hopes Week & Challenge will play an integral part in the pathway towards the ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge. The event will include a five-day training camp, and coach education seminars, and finish with a one-day competition.
The ITTF-Oceania Development Program will be assisting financially for the hosting of the event, and the assistance will be as follows :
As in recent years, the 2018 event will have the following entry requirements for the ITTF-Oceania Hopes Week & Challenge:
The ITTF-Oceania Hopes Challenge will be used as the qualification event for the ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge. Oceania has quota places for 1 boy and 1 girl.
The ITTF Hopes Program focuses on providing opportunities for athletes in the 11 and 12-year-old age categories (for the 2018 event, participants must be born in 2006 or 2007 only), including training camps, international competitions, and assistance throughout the year. ITTF-Oceania will provide the head coach for the training camp while the host will be responsible for all camp and tournament organization including hosting the athletes, accompanying persons, and coaches at their own cost.
There are no specific dates required, however the event must take place before 15th May 2018, to ensure ample time is allowed for the participants to meet entry requirements for the ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge (due to take place between mid June and mid July 2018). It is highly recommended that the event take place during School Holidays to allow maximum participation.
Please complete the 2018 Hopes Week & Challenge Bidding Form, detailing all information required in the form, and send your completed application to your national association for approval.
Application deadline – 15th December 2017
Any further questions in regards to the ITTF-Oceania Hopes Week & Challenge should be forwarded to Patrick Wuertz (ITTF-Oceania High Performance Officer) by email: firstname.lastname@example.org