Sunday , September 22 2019
Play ball: Secretary Mark Scott takes on Rydalmere East Public School students in a game of soccer. Photo credit: NSW Department of Education

Students & staff take on 10-week sports challenge

As play gets underway on the Premier’s Sporting Challenge for another year, staff are being encouraged to join students in the statewide fitness challenge.

This year #TeamDizdar – led by Deputy Secretary, School Operations and Performance, Murat Dizdar – will face off against another 19 teams in the 10-week staff challenge.

“The challenge is a great way to work together to improve our wellbeing so I urge my colleagues to join a team,” Mr Dizdar said.

Reigning team champion Secretary Mark Scott encouraged students and staff to “put your best foot forward, many, many times”.

“To me, a great place to work includes the opportunity to have a little fun, do something that benefits my health and also allows me to promote that to others,” he said.

“I look forward to the challenge ahead and seeing you all pacing around the place.”

More than 400,000 students and 10,000 staff took part in the 2018 challenge, the largest uptake in the history of the challenge.

The NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge is an annual program which encourages department students and staff to be physically active during the colder months of the year.

The program aims to support participation in physical activity, and promote health and wellbeing.

Employees across the department will be involved, with 20 teams captained by senior departmental leaders.

Visit the Premier’s Sporting Challenge for more information. Staff can sign up for a team – read the Week 2 SchoolBiz (staff only) for more details.

Video – 2019 Premier’s Sporting Challenge – Join in and have fun!

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Transcript of 2019 Premier’s Sporting Challenge – Join in and have fun!

Mark Scott

You know what time of year it is? It’s time for the Premier’s Sporting Challenge. Last year was enormous. We had 400,000 students and 10,000 staff sign-up and onboard. And 2019 is going to be even bigger and better than ever.

Murat Dizdar

Jump onboard. Join one of our staff teams. We are going to have more staff onboard than ever before. It makes education a great place to work. Get fit, get active with us and have a lot of fun.

Liana Downey

It’s important to be physically active every day so grab your colleagues and form a team.

Cathy Brennan

So register today for the 10-week challenge.

Nichole Burrows

It’s really easy to get involved. To register go to the PSC website. Create a team. Get moving. Record your daily activity. And most importantly, have fun!

Mark Scott

Go online. Sign up. Get outside and get active. 2019 – the biggest year for the Premier’s Sporting Challenge!

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