More than 400 delegates from 40 countries will hear about Brighton Table Tennis Club’s work with young refugees at a European Social Services Conference in Malta next week.

Club member Hoang Nguyen, a teenage refugee from Vietnam, will share his experience of joining the club and making many new friends, and club Founder Director Tim Holtam will explain the club’s work with refugees from more than a dozen countries.

Harry Fairchild, the world’s first person with Down’s syndrome to officially qualify as a table tennis coach, and his mum will make up the Brighton TTC delegation.

Tim Holtam said:

Our work helps young refugees integrate into the wider community, and they make a positive contribution in return.

Hoang Nuguyen, who is studying at BHASVIC, has qualified as a coach and is working with kids from across the city. We look forward to exchanging our experiences with those from other countries, and we are very proud that our work has been recognised in Europe.