ABOUT USIpswich & South Suffolk School Games
We provide sporting opportunities for Children and Young People throughout their education 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 Organier
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!!
School Sports Coordinator
I joined the team in Summer 2019 from the Football Association, working in their Participation division
I am the School Sports Coordinator for Ipswich & South Suffolk. My priorities relate to ensuring the delivery of our Discovery programme, Leadership programme where we focus on the personal development of over 160 young leaders per year and also delivering at events all year round.
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!