Ross Georgiou has served as a personal Chaplain to athletes from many sporting codes. A part of his focus is to support athletes during times of greatest pressure, at major sports events.
At the 2012 Olympics Ross spent time listening to and praying with a key member who had lost his mother and could not return home for the funeral. He provided prayer, guidance and a listening ear to athletes from all over the world. He was also able to support coaching staff and athletes during the administrative crisis that nearly saw a handful of NZ athletes unable to compete.
At Rugby World Cup 2011, Ross was integral in ensuring Chaplains were on hand for each of the 20 teams, as well as for match officials. This ministry under the banner of ‘Engage’ was heartily endorsed by RNZ2011 Ltd CEO Martin SneddenBack to committee