CYG 2011 Organising Committee

Geoff Karran

Chairman & Games Director

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Executive Chairman of the IOMSports Council. Formerly played cricket for the Island, played badminton and now a 12 handicap golfer. Past Chairman and President of the Manx Motor Cycle Club ( organisers of the TT Races) -Past Chairman of the IOMCricket Club. Chairman of Project 21 which provides sporting social and educational facilities for people with learning Disability.

Mike Ball

Director of Leisure

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Mike Ball is the Director of Community Culture and Leisure at the Department of Community Culture and Leisure and in this role has senior management responsibility for a wide portfolio, which includes the provision of sport and recreation. Mike was Project Director for the £20m development of the National Sports Centre in Douglas and went on to serve as Games Director when the Island hosted the 2001 NatWest Island Games.

Andy Varnom

Assistant Games Director and Chief Sports Co-ordinator

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Currently Head of Sport and Recreation for Isle of Man Government and professional advisor to the IOM Sports Council. Was the Deputy Director for the 2001 Nat West Island Games hosted by IOM and joined the International Island Games Association Executive in 2007. Was the Chairman of the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management from 2004-2007.

John Moss

Media Co-ordinator

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Business Editor Manx Radio. Radio career with BBC local radio (Bristol, Northampton, Cumbria) and with Independent radio in Sheffield (Hallam) Represented Isle of Man at cricket.

Joyce Hall

Games Administrator

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Took up the role of Administrator on 1st September 2009. Previously Personal Secretary to Minister and Chief Executive at the Department of Tourism and Leisure. Former county volleyball player. Keen social and competitive badminton player currently playing in League 1 with Selborne Badminton Club and past secretary of Cronk-y-Berry Badminton Club.

Caren Hyde

Cultural Day Co-ordinator

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Caren Hyde is a Manx Advocate by profession and she is a Senior Associate with Appleby. She takes a keen interest in all forms of art, treading the boards of the Gaiety stage on many occasions. She also actively takes part in the Manx Music Festival every year. Her other interests include painting, literature, history, singing and dancing.

Geoff Crowe

Vice Chairman & Finance Director

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A Chartered Accountant by profession, initially working in an I.O.M Practice with a career latterly in business in the U.K.. A keen golfer and former soccer player. Has served as Treasurer of an I.O.M. soccer club for many years and heavily involved in development of a purpose built clubhouse and soccer pitch.

Mike Henthorn

Sponsorship Co-ordinator

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Former keen rugby, cricket & squash player & member of Manx Sports Aid Foundation. Past President & Captain of both IOM Vagabonds RUFC & Castletown Golf Club where he plays off a handicap of 12. Deputy Chairman of Cruse Bereavement Care Isle of Man. Managing Director of Aon ( Isle of Man ) Limited & Past Chairman & President of the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce.

Shona Quayle

Ceremonies Co-ordinator

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Former black belt member of the Isle of Man judo team, medal winner at Island Games 91,93 & 95 and competed in UK National junior championships. Retired member of local ladies football team and now a keen fell walker. Past member of Isle of Man Law Society sport & social committee.

Tonia Lushington

CGA Representative

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Secretary of the Commonwealth Games Association of the Isle of Man. Chairman of the Manx Clay Pigeon Shooting Association. Past Secretary of the Isle of Man Shooting Council and the Ayre Clay Pigeon Club. Has shot clays in competition for the Island, was an English County hockey player.

Tony Jones

Results Co-ordinator

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Former member of the England under 19 basketball team (13 full international caps) went on to represent Great Britain at the first European Youth Olympics in Belgium. Played 1st & 2nd division national league basketball for Cheshire Jets senior and second teams and captained the Junior team for 3 seasons. Has been involved with the results and administration systems for the last four Island Games with Datacentre Ltd (Isle of Man and Guernsey) and latterly EXIS Ltd (Shetland and Rhodes).

Victoria Karran

Volunteer Co-ordinator

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Formerly represented the Isle of Man in Netball (under 16,18, 21 and senior levels) and hockey (under 15, 21 and senior levels). Currently play in the local leagues for Ballasalla netball and Baccas hockey teams. Participated in the IOM Parish Walk in 2005 and 2007. Associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators.

Dr. Frank Vaughan

Medical Officer

Dr Vaughan

Frank Vaughan is a full time GP (Family Doctor) with a special interest in Sports Medicine. He has been the Medical Officer for the Isle of Man Institute of Sport since 2004 and for the Manx Rally in the past. He has been the Doctor for the Commonwealth Games Association of the Isle of Man since 2005 and the Island Games Association of Man Doctor since 2007. He first developed an interest in Sports Medicine while in the RAF in 1990.

Richard Power

Security Advisor

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Inspector Richard Power heads the Road Policing Unit and has a wide ranging 28 years policing experience. He contributes to the organisation of the TT/MGP, the End to End Challenge, Parish Walk, Royal Visits and Tynwald Ceremony. As Captain of Ramsey Golf Club in 2010 he promotes youth development at the Club

Ian Longworth

Transport Co-ordinator

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Ian Longworth is the Director of Public Transport at the Department of Community Culture & Leisure. His Division is responsible for the Island’s comprehensive bus service as well as the 3 Heritage Railways. Participants will sample the Steam Railway which dates from 1874 on the cultural day. Ian’s background is in both providing journeys of necessity and desire with over 35 years experience and he will be doing his best to ensure his team provides a high quality of service during the Games.

Angela Byrne

Accommodation Co-ordinator

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Angela Byrne is the Quality & Service Manager for Isle of Man Tourism, Department of Economic Development. She has been responsible for the compulsory Registration & Grading of all Tourist Accommodation on the Island for 4 years as well as the Quality Assurance schemes for all eateries, Taste IOM, Homestay and Manx Welcome schemes. Prior to joining Government she worked in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry for over 20 years, including 6 years teaching students at HND level after studying for her Certificate in Education. She enjoys football, hockey and has been playing golf, badly, since she was 16.

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