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Wigan’s Sporty Quest To Be The Best
Friday 25th September, 2009

Wigan’s Sporty Quest To Be The Best
Lynsey Johnson (holding trophy) and Wigan's Sports Development Unit celebrate their Quest success.

WIGAN’S Sports Development Unit are amongst the best in Britain….and that’s official!

The highflying team, who develop and run a range of activities to encourage young people to participate in sports and physical activity, picked up a national award after being assessed by the UK’s Sport and Leisure industry’s quality standard award - Quest.

The 30 strong team, part of Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust, were named the Highest Scoring Quest Team in the United Kingdom for a First Cycle Assessment in 2008. They were presented with their trophy at a national conference in Luton last week where they also gave a presentation about best practice in continuous improvement.

Lynsey Johnson, Principal Sports Development Manager for Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust said: “Quest assessments define industry standards and good practice, encouraging continuous improvement through strong management plans focused on good customer service.

“We’re delighted to have won this trophy. It reflects all the hard work of the team and our dedication and commitment to enriching the lives of young people through sport.”

The report by Quest assessor Jenny Kempster, who has conducted more than 100 Quest assessments, commended the Robin Park Arena based team’s clear strategic direction and strong corporate links.

Wigan’s Sports Development Unit was described as “dynamic, committed, friendly and professional - a team you want to be part of ”.

The report goes on to state that the team’s ethos and atmosphere is “extremely positive” and that they are in an excellent position to deliver physical opportunities across Wigan.

The team plays an important role in delivering Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust’s wider vision to ‘Get Wigan Active and Improve People’s Lives’. They have an extensive programme of delivery in schools and throughout the community.

They also support coaches, volunteers and talented athletes to reach their full potential.



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