GYC 2010 Mayor of Ipswich & Pat Cash launches Gallipoli Youth Cup
Mayor of Ipswich & Pat Cash at the Gallipoli Youth Cup 2010 launch

Mayor of Ipswich & Pat Cash launches Gallipoli Youth Cup

9th February 2010

PAT Cash has embarked on a “personal journey” to educate people about the heroes of Gallipoli and Word War I.

The former Australian tennis ace spread the word at the launch of the Gallipoli Youth Cup (GYC) at the George Alder Tennis Centre in Ipswich yesterday.

He was joined by the Mayor of Ipswich Paul Pisasale, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Turkey, Turgut Allahmanli and Tennis Australia tournament director Mark Handley, who described the Leichhardt centre as “world-class”.

“Tennis Australia is very blessed to have a facility such as this, and it’s only natural that we will bring more events here,” he said.

“These courts are as good as you’ll see anywhere else in the world.”

The official GYC Ambassador, Cash said he was passionate about educating children about the selfless actions of their forefathers.

“I think kids need to know more about Gallipoli and the history associated with the place. I suppose that’s become a personal journey of mine and one I’m very keen to keep working towards,” the 1987 Wimbledon winner said.

“The Gallipoli Youth Cup is a tennis tournament that allows us to bring kids together and educate them through sport.

“It’s a pretty unique concept and you’ll see some very competitive tennis from players from all over the world. The competition looks to have found a new home here in Ipswich.”

The third annual Gallipoli Youth Cup will be held from April 17-23 to coincide with the 95th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli.

It is expected to attract more than 100 players from Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Canada, South Africa, China, India and Japan.

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