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Community: New Participation Officer for SUCET

4 July 2014

Daniel Garrod joins our Community department...

Southend United’s Community and Educational Trust are pleased to announce the arrival of Daniel Garrod as their new Participation Officer.

Garrod has an excellent background in delivering football and sports in a variety of school and community settings from a number of countries, including USA and Australia.

He graduated from Buckinghamshire New University with a degree in Sport Management Football Development, and this has been the platform for his recent success.

His role within the Community department will be to increase and widen participation in sporting activities amongst children and young people within schools and the local community.

Daniel will also ensure SUCET develop meaningful and long lasting links with schools and community groups in the South Essex area, while working with key partners to increase and improve participation opportunities for 
children, young people, clubs, coaches and volunteers.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to getting started in the role. I hope to be able to create links between Southend United and many schools and community groups in the local area.

“Giving young people opportunities to access quality sports provision is something I believe very strongly in, and hope I can bring a lot of success in this area.”

Should you wish to get in contact with Dan, his email address is, or alternatively you can contact him on 07983 415734 or 01702 341351.

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