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SLIM hosts “Building a champion team” with Tom Moody on 14 Sept.

Aug 30, 2011 4:40:02 PM - www.ft.lk

The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM), the national body of marketing has come forth to organise a session with Tom Moody, former Australian cricketer and coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team, themed “Building a Champion Team”. The half–a-day interactive session will be held on the 14 September 2011 at the Kings Court Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo.

Tom Moody is a leading motivational speaker, translating his passion and intelligence in sports and team management making him a successful motivator in today’s context. Moody will speak on key aspects such as building a formidable team and the importance of variety in a team in the sports arena and mapping it with the corporate world. The event is catered to the business fraternity.
Thushara Perera, President SLIM said that “SLIM has introduced some of the best speakers and trainers to grace this land to share their experiences. SLIM is proud to present Tom Moody one of the most colourful all-round cricketers the world has seen. He is also a great speaker and I’m looking forward to Tom’s session personally”.    
Sanath Senanayake CEO and Executive Director SLIM said, “We as the premier marketing body constantly strive to enhance and build the people factor in the marketing process. For an organisation to shine it is important to be armed with the correct individuals with various talents, this dialogue with Tom Moody will further touch on basics in getting the best out of your team, as one unit, which is also a phenomenal responsibility for an organisation. An organisation with the best team and which is consistent in performing will continue to move further, innovate and excel. SLIM believes this advancement comes from the teams within every organisation”. Presently Moody is the coach for the IPL team Kings XI Punjab.  He Schooled at Guildford Grammar School in Perth, where his father was headmaster, he exhibited great talent for athletics. He excelled at cricket being selected to train with the 1st XI side at just thirteen. Upon leaving school he moved immediately into Western Australian First Grade cricket with the Midland Guildford team. “Long” Tom Moody, nicknamed for his 1.98 metre (six foot six inch) height, began his first class career in the 1985/86 season with Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield and also played in England with Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
Captaining WA and Worcester to various trophies, Moody, an aggressive and fast scoring batsman, scored over 20,000 first class runs and hit 64 centuries; he was also a useful medium pace bowler.
His 1,387 List A runs for Worcestershire in 1991 is a record for the county. He played eight Test matches for Australia between 1989 and 1992, although he had more success with Australia’s one-day team, appearing in three World Cups and two finals – 1987 and 1999 – alongside Steve Waugh. Since retirement in 2001, Moody has coached, been an Australian cricketer’s representative and for several years held the post of director of cricket with Worcestershire.
Tom has also represented the Australian Cricketers’ Association as an executive and was soon after appointed President by his peers in 2000. He has also been awarded numerous awards including Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2000, Australian Sports Medal in 2000, and the Centenary Medal in 2003. He currently sits on the ICC Cricket Committee which is represented by all the major stake holders of the game.
For registrations for the “Building a Champion Team” seminar call Sam on 0772069031.

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