ABOUT USIpswich & South Suffolk School Games
We provide sporting opportunities for Children and Young People throughout their educational journey. We work with primary schools, secondary schools and further education providers to ensure participants are engaging in a variety of different sports. Through our different programmes – Primary School, High School, Discovery Programme & CPD Programme – education providers have the opportunity to attend events that we run throughout the year – whether these are one day festivals, pathway events which lead to a county final or a fixture which is part of a league setup.
Who we are …
Ipswich School Games Organiser
Started my career as Assistant Manager in a Leisure Centre with wetside responsibilities, before moving into Sports development. Enjoy facility management but was always leaning towards sports development and working with young people. Started with the School Sport Partnership in 2009 and then evolved into the School Games Organiser role in 2011.
I also sit on the county Suffolk PE and Sport Network group which takes a strategic role to oversee the development of the School Games in Suffolk and how it may change in the future to meet the needs of schools in Suffolk. Also sit on the Suffolk Youth Tennis Forum.
Keen golfer and tennis player but due to serious wrist injury have had several season’s out of sport. However, started playing golf again last year and won my first monthly medal! Am now aiming to get handicap down and having had a net 65 in a medal recently have been cut heavily!!
Ipswich School Games Organiser
Taught in London for a few years before moving to Suffolk 18 years ago. Taught in secondary schools for 4 years before moving into SSCo role in Felixstowe. Returned to teaching once these were dissolved but with greater knowledge of primary teaching and initiating leadership projects for students. I have led training in such things as Kangoo boots circus skills and dance mats as well as the more traditional sports – anything to get the youngsters active and involved often without them knowing it. Moved to St Joseph’s College 5 years ago and taught both senior and junior students but am now based in the junior school part time. Outside of work I still play hockey (just about!) but spend most of my spare time taxiing and supporting my children in their sporting activities .
Administrator - ISSSG
My name is Claire Lewis and I work as the Administrator for the Ipswich and South Suffolk School Games. This is a part-time role, based at Westbourne Academy. I also work as the Administrator for the Suffolk Youth Tennis Fund (an LTA initiative).
Originally from Somerset, I spent an exciting decade after University working for the Diplomatic Service in London and overseas. Life took a change of direction when I moved to Suffolk and became a mum! I have been settled here for 15 years now, working in various part-time and voluntary roles in the youth and education sectors.
In my spare time I enjoy outdoor activities, especially running. Weekends find me at parkrun then on the touchline/boundary supporting my son and his various teams!
Ipswich School Games Assistant
My name is Kyle Green-Fedoryk and I’m 18 years old. I went to Kesgrave High School and then got an apprenticeship at Inspire Suffolk as a sports coach. During my first year at Inspire I learnt a lot from experienced coaches teaching in schools and clubs. In my second year, I became a Sports Development Coach and started independently teaching in schools. In September 2020, I started a new role working for a close partner of Inspire Suffolk, Ipswich and South Suffolk School Games. This new role is very different to the one I had at Inspire Suffolk but I’m very happy to be working there.
My sports are football and basketball . I’ve played football at various different levels and am now playing for AFC Wanderers. I play basketball in a Suffolk men’s league for Ipswich Saxons and have been interested in basketball since high school. I’m also a keen English pool player and was playing for Suffolk English pool when I was 12 but gave it up to play football – although I still try to play pool regularly with friends and family.