MOORE Jonathan (GBR) – PVE – International Technical Official, Tokyo Paralympics Technical Delegate and in the fields of event management and administration

MOORE Jonathan – GBR (PVE)


Jonathan is a Sports Event Manager, with a Master’s Degree in Sports Management from Loughborough University, and he is currently Sports Event Manager at Volleyball England. His 1st major Sitting Volleyball event was the ECVD Continental Cup in 2011 when he worked for Volleyball England as part of the Local Organising Committee. (LOC). It was the unofficial test event for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Following the Continental Cup, he then had a role with LOCOG helping to deliver the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

He attributes his development to many good role models, including British Technical Officials and Referees such as Denis Le Breuilly, Maciej Chodzko-Zajko, Gordon Neale, Steve Walton, Glynn Archibald and Dee Wauchope. Other key Technical Officials include Toralv Torkildsen and Barry Couzner,  Wayne Coyle, Gemma Wiggs, Stewart Dunne and Matt Rogers who particularly had a big influence in the build-up to London 2012.

Recent events with which he has been involved have included:

2018 – Jeju, South Korea – World Championships Final Qualifier – Jury Member – Received Level 1 Technical Official Certificate
2019 – Budapest Hungary – European Championships – Jury Member
2019 – Tokyo, Japan – The Nomura World Super 6 for Women – Technical Delegate – Received Level 2 Technical Official Certificate
2020 – Received Level 3 Technical Official Certificate
2017-2021 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games – December 2017 to December 2021 – Technical Delegate
2021-2022 – Paris, France – Paris 2024 Paralympic Games – December 2021 to October 2022 – Technical Delegate – Unfortunately, Jonathan had to withdraw from Paris 2024 for family reasons.

In his supporting statement for the nomination of Jonathan, President Barry Couzner OAM wrote:

I have known Jonathan Moore as a Technical Official since the London 2012 Paralympic Games when it became obvious that he was an exceptional event planner and manager.  His subsequent involvement in events specific to World ParaVolley has clearly demonstrated that, despite his relatively fewer years of event leadership, Jonathan Moore is one of the most effective Technical Delegates currently engaged by the IF due to his depth of knowledge, sense of commitment and attention to detail.  His bravery and leadership in dealing with several major issues at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games was clearly demonstrated. Jonathan Moore has been an outstanding international technical official for World ParaVolley as indicated by the success of the various competitions he has been involved in as a leader since 2018 in particular.