The Brighton Table Tennis is the U.K.'s first "Club of Sanctuary," which is a part of the greater City of Sanctuary movement that recognises cities, schools and organisations who actively welcome refugees and asylum-seekers. 


Beyond the Paddle is part of a multimedia project that explores the experiences of asylum-seekers at the club. 





Naqeeb wears a wristband representing his home country of Afghanistan. 

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Hoang, a survivor of human trafficking from Vietnam, is now a certified table tennis coach. 

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A map of the world highlights the many places club members come from. 

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Three unaccompanied minors from Afghanistan who were not familiar with the sport now compete in their own team. 

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Farhad, captain of Team Afghanistan, plays a doubles match in a league tournament.

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Billy, along with other English boys, helps coach Team Afghanistan. 

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