The Philippines will host the ASEAN Para Games next year ©Getty Images

The Philippine Paralympic Committee (PPC) has launched a countdown to the ASEAN Para Games in Quezon City.

A ceremony took place yesterday to mark the one-year to go anniversary to the 10th edition of the Games.

The event was held during a visit from officials from the ASEAN Para Sports Federation to the city.

According to the Philippine Star, representatives from the federation had a tour of venues due to be used at the Games.

They were joined by officials from the nations who are set to compete at the event.

Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Myanmar, Brunei, Laos, Cambodia and Timor Leste will join the hosts next year.

Around 1,000 Para-athletes are expected to participate at the ASEAN Para Games, held after the conclusion of the Southeast Asian Games in The Philippines.

The ASEAN Para Games will take place next January ©Getty Images
The ASEAN Para Games will take place next January ©Getty Images

Athletics, swimming, boccia, table tennis, powerlifting, cycling, football, sitting volleyball and wheelchair events including basketball, tennis and fencing are among the sports on the ASEAN Para Games programme.

Organisers are said to be considering whether to add a further four sports to the programme.

PPC President Mike Barredo has targeted a top-four finish for the host country at the Games.

Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia hosted the 2017 ASEAN Para Games, while Singapore staged the 2015 edition.

The Games will form part of the qualification process for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Competition will take place from January 18 to 25 next year.