The leaders were required to officiate handball, endball, tchoukball, dodgeball, tri-golf, orienteering, indoor rowing, multi-skills, catch volleyball and sitting volleyball competitions – watched by the teams’ supervising staff members. It just goes to show their versatility! Each age group took part in four different competitions meaning that it was a full on day for the leaders – arriving at 8.45 to help set up and attend a briefing, and finishing at gone three o’clock.
The leaders showed good listening skills and were really enthusiastic throughout in their approach. C
Certain leaders such as Abby Burtenshaw, Beth Moxham, Laura Jackson, Jack Hodges, Christian Mitchell, Aaron Alexander, Conor Wheat, Todd Fraser, Charlotte Allcock, Jack Torode, Max Holloway, and Zak Connell all took on the added responsibility as being “lead” officials which entailed organising the order of play, instructing the children how o play and where to go, centrally timing matches, collating results and calculating the final results and positions. Others acted as match referees and showed a command of the players and fairness throughout. Almost all took on the mantle of coach at some stage of the day.
Yet again, huge credit should go to our leaders who revealed their ability to act as good role model for the younger children, their selflessness in being prepared to give up a large chunk of their free time and the fairness, organisation and reliability.
The leadership team included:
Jack Hodges, Charlotte Allcock, Abby Burtenshaw, Laura Jackson, Beth Moxham, Conor Wheat, Aaron Alexander, Christian Mitchell, Todd Fraser, Jack Torode, Zak Connell, Max Holloway, Lucas Stubbs, Jamie Smith, Charlotte Stacey, Riley Ford, Tommy Regan, Paige O’Connell, Harriet O’Keefe, Lola Watkins, Katie Borg, Hollie Stevenson, Sophie Baker, Gemma Milton, Liam Wadey, Jamie Wadey, Ellen Nicholas, Holly Forsyth, Ella Mackay, Edward Arillia, Josh Bourne, Leon Brookes, Tom Crook, Brodie Hickey, Adam Marshall, Joe Gilbey, Ethan Fincham, James Waller, Jamie Smith, Maia Perry, Alexis Luscombe, Alex Fewkes, Niall Cahill