Young volunteers support British Championships

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Posted 16th February 2017

A team of 29 volunteers from South Yorkshire schools and colleges helped ensure a successful British Indoor Athletics Championships last weekend.

Recruited by Yorkshire Sport Foundation, the young people were kit carriers for the athletes as they battled it out at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield to be crowned British champion and to win a place on the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade at the start of March.

Between them, the volunteers contributed 355 hours to the event which included Olympic heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson who took time out of her long jump preparations for a photo with our team.

Yorkshire Sport Foundation Development Manager, Simon Pugh, led the team of volunteers and commented: “We had a fantastic team supporting the event this year and they got to see behind the scenes of a major event.

“The volunteers were very professional, even when coming face to face with some of their idols; it was a great experience for them all and lots of fun!”

Olivia Roe was one of the volunteer team and added: “Thank you for letting me be part of this weekend’s athletics – it’s been an experience I’ll remember forever.”

For more information on volunteering and how you can get involved at events and with sports clubs in South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire, click HERE.

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