16 Jan 2023

​New Major Events Manager to bring international volleyball events to England

​New Major Events Manager to bring international volleyball events to England

We are delighted to announce the secondment of Jonathan Moore to the newly created position of Major Events Manager. 

Jonathan will be tasked with bringing international events to England, with an immediate ambition to host one in England by the end of 2023.  

Over the next five years a major events plan will be developed. This programme will see major domestic events such as Cup Finals enhanced to take the player and fan experience to the next level. Working together with international partners, we are also assessing the feasibility of bringing the Beach Pro Tour to England.

Jonathan, previously responsible for national competitions at Volleyball England as a Strategic Manager (An Ace Service), has helped to organise volleyball events all over the world.

As Sport Competition Manager, he oversaw beach volleyball at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, was a Technical Delegate for sitting volleyball at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and was part of the team that organised volleyball and sitting volleyball at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.  

This milestone has been made possible thanks to support from Sport England’s Innovation and Digital fund. The Major Events Manager will be a key enabler to achieving the sport’s Our Time To Shine legacy aspirations from the 2022 Commonwealth Games. 

Charlie Ford, Chief Executive of Volleyball England, said: “Hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games on home soil inspired new fans and players to engage with our sport. It galvinised the Volleyball Family and gave our athletes a great home advantage. Organising more international events will build on Birmingham’s legacy and further unlock volleyball's potential.” 

Jonathan Moore added: “We are lucky there are a lot of volleyballers in England with the knowledge and experience of making major volleyball events happen. I'm looking forward to working with them and the wider community to bring these special domestic and international events to life."

With Jonathan being seconded into the newly created role, Rob Payne will step back into the Strategic Manager (An Ace Service) role, which oversees national competitions. 

Laura Woodruff will take over as Strategic Manager (Get Keep Grow), looking after members and affiliated clubs.