National Recognition for Christchurch & Purbeck School Games Organiser

National Recognition for Christchurch & Purbeck School Games Organiser

Posted: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 10:42

National Recognition for Christchurch & Purbeck School Games Organiser

It was a day for celebration and reflection at the National School Games Summit on the 19th November 2019 as the winner of the School Games Organiser of the Year Award was announced.

The annual conference, held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, is an opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication shown by all in the school games network, as well as a chance to share best practise, key learning and strategic direction.

The award for School Games Organiser of the Year is voted for by delegates in attendance at the summit, including School Games Organisers, Local Organising Committee members, Teachers and National Governing Bodies of Sport. Three School Games Organisers were shortlisted for the award but on the day there could be only one winner, the School Games Organiser of the Year for 2019, went to Dan Moody.

Mr Moody, partnership manager and School Games Organiser for Christchurch & the Isle of Purbeck has been hugely influential in shaping the direction of the School Games programme in Dorset and is responsible for creating and delivering the prestigious Dorset Leadership Academy which takes place annually at Bryanston School.

James Day, School Games Lead for Active Dorset said, "Dan is a complete professional and this award is credit to the outstanding work that he does to influence and inspire young people through the school games, leadership and physical education". Sarah Dunsford, School Games Organiser for Bournemouth, nominated Dan for the award and mentioned "The award simply could not go to a more deserving person".

Dan, will most likely be focusing his attention on the Dorset Leadership Academy, which takes place next month, but perhaps instead he should be planning for the summit in 2020, whereby he will be responsible for opening the 2020 conference, no pressure Dan!

Tags: Dorset School Games, National School Games Summit, School Games Organiser of the Year Award, School Sport