Joe Moss (Apr 2015)
Joe Moss works as a primary PE specialist at Tyntesfield Primary School in Sale.
As well as teaching maths and English, this involves delivering curricular PE to every class across the school from Monday to Thursday and organising and delivering extra-curricular clubs and events.
What school (s) did you go to?
St Lukes Primary School and Glossopdale Community College
What’s your earliest sporting memory?
Attending cricket training at Glossop Cricket Club at the age of seven and being coached by people who I would end up playing senior cricket alongside. Throughout the junior age groups, I played for Derbyshire at cricket and this continues to be my primary sport.
Who were your sporting heroes growing up?
Herschelle Gibbs at cricket, Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham at football and Sergio Garcia at golf. All of these play/played their respective sports at the highest level with their own unique style and flair.
What are your best and worst sporting memories of school?
My best was coming on as sub for my primary school football team and scoring the winning goal. The worst was standing about in the cold school hall waiting for my turn to do gymnastics.
Can you recall a memorable sporting teacher?
Mr Hilton at Glossopdale Community College. He was a very approachable and calm teacher with unquestionable knowledge of PE and sport. He also had the control and respect of all of the children.
What sports do you play these days?
I have played most sports at a competitive level throughout school and university but currently I compete at cricket, golf, football, cycling and running. In recent years I have also started to compete in a range of endurance races, from half marathons, tough mudders, and organised bike rides.
In what other ways do you stay healthy?
I train at the gym three times a week, attending at least one circuit training session. I also cycle, run and hike in a recreational context. I’m fortunate to live in the Peak District and the environment lends itself to an active lifestyle.
What is your favourite sporting memory?
Winning my first senior cricket trophy with a young group of players who I had grown up playing with.
What’s been your most embarrassing sporting moment?
Topping the ball ten yards off the first tee at my first junior team golf match.
What’s your biggest sporting bugbear?
Footballers shouting for free-kicks and throw-ins from the referee when they know that it should not be their ball.
When was the last time you cried at a sporting event?
When England were beaten by Argentina at the World Cup when David Beckham was sent off.
Which three sports people would you like to have around for dinner and why?
Alex Ferguson because I would love to know how he gets his players to fulfil their potential, Viv Richards because I’d love to hear some tales from his days of being the talisman for the greatest international cricket team ever and David Beckham because he has played with and against the greatest players of his generation for the top clubs and managers in Europe (plus some fashion advice wouldn’t go a miss).
MY SPORTING LIFE