Finn Luu vividly remembers watching the 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony as a very young child and thinking, "One day I want to get there." Three years later, at the age of six and a half, Finn took up table tennis at LOOPS Table Tennis in Sunshine West and hasn’t looked back since.

Now, 16 years later, Finn’s Olympic dream is set to come true.

After missing out on the team for Tokyo, Finn has been diligently working towards his dream, which he is soon to realise.

Currently ranked 39th in the world, Finn will represent Australia in the Men’s Team and Men’s Singles events.

“It’s been my major goal since I remember watching the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony as a very young child. I thought, ‘That’s amazing; I’d love to be there one day!’”

Finn spends three-quarters of the year in Saarbrücken, Germany. Considered one of the best centres in the world for professionals to hone their skills, Finn is grateful for the support of Banner Asset Management.

“Banner has been a great help along the way. Table tennis is relatively small in Australia, so their help is really appreciated.”

Finn Luu representing Australia at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Finn Luu representing Australia at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Banner Founder and CEO Andrew Turner said, “We have a long history of supporting table tennis in Australia. It’s great to be able to support athletes who traditionally find it hard to attract sponsors.”

Despite narrowly missing out on a medal in the doubles at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Finn is taking it one step at a time. “Just making the Olympics is a crazy achievement. It’s not very often you get to play against the best in the world. I’m just taking it all in.”

Finn will head to the National Championships in Western Australia from July 7-14.

Congratulations, Finn. We’re all very proud of you!

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