Havering’s Sharon Phillips wins School Games Organiser of the Year award

14 Nov Havering’s Sharon Phillips wins School Games Organiser of the Year award

We couldn’t be prouder to announce that our very own Sharon Phillips has won the School Games Organiser of the Year Award for 2016.  Her prize is afternoon tea with Baroness Sue Campbell at the House of Lords.

Sharon was nominated by Mr Mark Duncan who said: “It is a pleasure to work with Sharon.  She has boundless energy, is an inspirational leader and has an outstanding ability to take on and embed transformational initiatives.  She really is making a difference to so many students lives this year, and creating lifelong habits that will increase the health level of a generation.  We are privileged to have her working with us”.   Find out more about Sharon’s work and her nomination here: Sharon Application.

School Games is now delivered in over 20,000 schools across the country and to celebrate this, on Thursday 10th November 2016, 452 School Games Organisers attended a conference in Telford delivered by the Youth Sport Trust.

The one day conference provided attendees with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge and find new inspiration to develop current practice.

During the event the attendees heard from a range of speakers and the day culminated in a number of awards, including the SGO of the Year being given to celebrate the achievements and success of the School Games competition.

Sharon’s award is truly deserved and recognises all of her continued commitment and dedication to getting more young people participating and involved in competitive sport.

Reflecting on her win, Sharon expressed gratitude to her team saying:

Having received the National School Games Organiser of the Year Award for 2016 at the SGO Summit on 10th November, I’d like to say a massive thank you to all Collective staff who underpin everything we deliver in Havering.  Having such an inspirational and talented team has made it possible for me to achieve such an amazing accolade.  It is an enormous pleasure to work in Havering with so many passionate children, staff and parents and I couldn’t have picked up such recognition without you all“.

Well done Sharon!

Sharon & award

Further information about the SGO Summit can be found on the Youth Sport Trust website.