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Appeal for students to fill shortage of Games Makers

Appeal for students to fill shortage of Games Makers

Thursday 24 April 2014

Appeal for students to fill shortage of Games Makers

University students home for Easter are being urged to sign up to help at next year’s NatWest Island Games.

More than 250 people have come forward interested in becoming Games Makers since registration opened at the end of March but at least 400 volunteers are needed to carry out roles from liaising with teams and reporting on events to marshalling events and driving visiting dignitaries around.

Chief Games Maker Cliff Chipperfield said: “We have had a great initial response, but we still need more Islanders. Many volunteers have said that they don’t mind what role they do, they just want to be involved. While that is a fantastic attitude, and we welcome them all, it would help the administration if people said that they had particular skills that they wanted to use or develop.

“If someone is a good administrator or driver or writer, then we want them to come forward and help us. We want this to be the best Games ever and we need Islanders to make that happen.”

Everyone who applies will be interviewed and all the Games Makers chosen will get two days of training early next year ahead of the Games.

Waitrose is sponsoring the team of volunteers and Branch Manager of Waitrose St Saviour Duncan Langston said: “The role of a Games Maker is a fantastic way to really embrace the 2015 NatWest Island Games and ultimately help make it as successful as possible.”

Islanders can volunteer through the website, which has all the information on the different roles.

The closing date for applicants is 30 June 2014.

24 islands and around 3,000 athletes are taking part in the NatWest Island Games being held from 27 June to 2 July 2015.


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