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Name and Position

Scott Witherick Regional development officer volunteers and clubs

Where do you live?

I was born in Bath and I travelled quite a bit when I was younger. I spent 7 years in Germany and still can’t speak any German. Now I live with my wife Naomi in Belfast.

What did you do before joining Special Olympics?

Before joining Special Olympics I started off my career in the National Citizens Service as a Development Officer for about three years. As I’m quite adventurous I decided I wanted to travel to Canada for a year and try out some winter sports. When I came home I knew I wanted to put my love of sport and experience as a development officer to good use so here I am.

What is your perfect pizza?

Every kind of meat on offer with extra cheese.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I had a whole career plan in mind as a young boy, I was going to get a job as a children’s entertainer at Butlins in their infamous Red Coats. Following this I would pursue a career in acting, make my millions and be up there with the likes of John Travolta and Mcaulay Culkin.

Club Of The Month

Monaghan Special Olympics Club


Monaghan Special Olympics offers training in 6 sports, Athletics, Aquatics, Basketball, Soccer, Table Tennis and Ten Pin Bowling.

We have 63 athletes, all of whom participate in more than 1 sport.  We have 15 athletes selected to compete in the National Special Olympic Games in Dublin in June 2018.

We have 35 very active volunteers who are always willing and ready to help at training sessions, travel on a bus, rattle a bucket, or whatever needs to be done.

Monaghan Special Olympics Club is always delighted to see new Volunteers and Athletes join the Club.

Monaghan Special Olympics Club were presented with the Club Recognition Award for having all their policies and procedures up to date.
  

Volunteer of the month

Name and a little about yourself.

Lisa McGlade, I am a Special Needs Assistant.  I am currently working in Monaghan Leisure Complex for the summer months. 

What club do you volunteer with and what do you enjoy most?

I am the Health Promotion Officer with Monaghan Special Olympics Club.  I enjoy my role and prepare a colourful fruit platter for the athletes, volunteers and family members every Tuesday evening after training.   I get a great sense of achievement at seeing the athletes improve in their sport and enjoy the weekly atmosphere of competition among the athletes.

What is something very few people know about you?

In my free time I enjoy country music and jiving, and going for walks with my family.

What motivated you to get involved with Special Olympics?

I have 2 Uncles with special needs.   I had been involved with different disability groups before hearing about Monaghan Special Olympics Club.

What has been your standout moment?

Seeing the athletes achieve their potential through Sport - seeing the delight and celebrations at the End of Year Party when athletes are nominated as Player of the Year in the 6 sports.

Do you think pineapple belongs on pizza?

Absolutely, as Health Promotion Officer making the healthy choice is very important.



Athlete of the month

Name and a little about yourself.

Eamon Brummitt. I currently attend MISE training centre in Monaghan.  I have completed different courses through the local colleges.  I have 3 sisters who live in England.   I have my own car.   I am the Athlete Representative on Monaghan SOC Club Management Team.

What club do you volunteer with and what do you enjoy most?

I am an athlete with Monaghan Special Olympics Club for the past 13 years.  I take part in Soccer, Basketball, Athletics, Table Tennis and Ten Pin Bowling.  I have been selected to play football in the National Special Olympic Games in June 2018.   

What is something very few people know about you?

I like going to table quizzes with my neighbours.   I have a dog called TANTI (Short for Setanta) who I look after very well.  I enjoy going to Monaghan Arch Club every Thursday night.

What motivated you to get involved with Special Olympics?

I joined Monaghan Special Olympics Club to learn new skills, to meet new people and have fun.  It is good exercise.

What has been your standout moment?

Going to Limerick to take part in the National Games in 2014 to play table tennis

Do you think pineapple belongs on pizza?

Yes, I love pineapple and love it on my pizza (when I get one)





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