Paralympics Ireland have today signed an agreement with Narita City to host the Team Ireland Holding Camp before the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo next August.
Team Ireland will arrive in Narita on the 11th of August and spend a week in the city to recover from the long journey and acclimatise to the Tokyo weather. Narita is situated one hours drive or 60km to the North West of Tokyo. The team will be staying in the ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel and will train at the Nakadia Sports Centre while the swimmer will train at the Chiba International Swimming Pool.
Narita City was represented by Katsuji Shimizu (General Manager, Narita City) today a the Paralympics Ireland Team Conference held at the Sport Ireland Campus where he joined Paralympics Ireland CEO, Miriam Malone to sign an official agreement to be the holding camp hosts for Team Ireland.
Speaking about the official agreement between Paralympics Ireland and Narita City, Team Ireland Chef de Mission for the Paralympic Games, Denis Toomey said ‘Narita City will be a fantastic home city for Team Ireland at a crucial stage of our Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games preparation. Narita have been superb to work with to date and have been incredibly accommodating. I would like to thank Katusji Shimizu and his delegation for coming to Dublin this week and I am very much looking forward to bringing Team Ireland to Narita next August.’