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    RECOGNITION: Murtoa College principal Tony Goodwin receives a School Sport Victoria life membership for his outstanding contribution to school sport.  Picture: Paul Carracher

Murtoa principal Tony Goodwin awarded life membership for school sport


Murtoa College principal Tony Goodwin has won state recognition for passionately promoting sport in schools.

Mr Goodwin is now a life member of School Sport Victoria. 

The accolade comes as a result of Mr Goodwin being involved in inter-school sports for more than 35 years. 

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School Sport Victoria is the peak organisation for inter-school sports in the state.  

Mr Goodwin said he had been involved with School Sport Victoria ‘since he started teaching’ and was grateful for receiving the recognition. 

He said a life membership was an unusual occurrence because the organisation had only issued two similar awards during the past four years. 

“Ever since I started teaching, I have been involved in school sport. I love it, especially with young kids,” he said.

“I have been able to coach teams and organise competitions. Sport has taken me across Australia and the world.”

Mr Goodwin said when he was first involved with school sports the only people who knew about the program were the people in the organisation. 

He said school sport promotion had increased since Australian long-distance runner Steve Moneghetti got behind the campaign and reported children needed to be more active. 

Mr Goodwin said the awards ceremony was livestreamed on social media.

He said he hoped more children would get involved with the program in the future and play more sport. 

“Sport is extremely important to their wellbeing. COVID-19 has changed the way education goes,” he said.

“Kids need to be social, they can’t sit behind a computer all day.”

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