Volunteers wanted to work with Paralympic team in Boston


DO YOU want the chance to get up close and meet competitors as they prepare to take part in London 2012?

If so, then now’s your chance.

Volunteers are wanted to support the Egyptian Paralympic Team during their training camp in Lincolnshire this summer.

And that includes their stay at Boston’s Princess Royal Sports Arena.

Lincolnshire Sports Partnership will recruit a group of volunteers for the team’s training camp prior to the London 2012 Paralympic Games from August 18-24.

A whole host of individuals are required for the week, including mini-bus drivers, translators, physiotherapists and many more.

Coun Doreen Stephenson, of East Lindsey District Council and Lincolnshire Champion for the London 2012 Games, said: “Lincolnshire is very proud to host the Egyptian Paralympic team as they train for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and we want to ensure as many people in Lincolnshire can be involved.

“We are looking for volunteers from across the county to support the team during their stay this summer.”

The Egyptian Paralympic team of 54 will be accommodated in Lincoln, and will train at the University of Lincoln, Princess Royal Sports Arena and the Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth.

The team will compete in table tennis, sitting volleyball, athletics and powerlifting.

Lizzie Couling, workforce development manager at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “This could be your chance to get involved with the London 2012 Games in Lincolnshire.

“We are looking for volunteers with enthusiasm, commitment and a ‘can-do’ attitude – it doesn’t matter if you haven’t had much experience.”

The closing date to apply is June 21, 5pm. Candidates will then be asked to attend a briefing session at each of the three training venues.

For more information and an application form, log on to www.lincolnshiresports.com or call Lizzie Couling on 01522 585 580.