New Touch Industries had a very important visitor in May, when Aussie Paralympics hero Tim Disken OAM took a tour of the company’s premises in Bayswater, Victoria

Despite being born with cerebral palsy and a number of ongoing health issues, Tim began learning to swim at the age of four, and began swimming competitively when he was 10. Contests and medals culminated in his selection for the Australian Paralympics team at the Rio games in 2016. Tim came away with three medals, including gold in the S9 100m freestyle. The success story continued at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April, where he won the gold medal in S9 100m freestyle and Gold in SB8 100m breaststroke. In 2017 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

Now Tim has the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo in his sights, and he is being supported BY one of AMTIL’s CEO Groups as sponsors. New Touch is one of the members of that CEO Group, and Tim’s visit was a chance to have a look round the factory and get an understanding of what the company does.

“It was great to have Tim pop in today to meet the team at our Bayswater plant,” said Brad Drury, Managing Director at New Touch “It’s a pleasure to be part of a group of companies supporting such a fine young man in his quest for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.”