Suzhou Singapore International School
Scott Turner is in his 8th year as the Athletic Director at Suzhou Singapore International School. Holding a master in Sports Business and 20 years experience in a variety of Sports management roles, Scott brings a variety of experiences to the role of Athletic Director.
Building Better Events – Event and Tournament Management
Over the past 8 years SSIS has hosted significant tournaments and invitational events in the ACAMIS, SISAC and CISSA networks in China including ACAMIS largest event ACAMIS Swimming, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Badminton, Touch Rugby, Volleyball, Soccer and Floor Hockey. Scott will share some of the administration and organisational tools he uses to coordinate these events during the year and how he engages support staff, parents and students to provide a memorable experience for travelling teams.
There is a difference between running a tournament and the special ones that students will remember – that is the “Value Added” aspect of event management.
I presented this workshop at the IAAAC Athletic Director Conference in 2018.
All ACAMIS Athletic Directors are called on to host events at different times. This can be a a challenging and stressful thing on top of already heavy workloads. Sharing experiences on this topic will benefit the particpants and also the welfare of the AD’s involved.