23 Oct 2019
RLWC2021 invites public to register interest in volunteer team
The largest-ever team of Rugby League volunteers will be out in force during RLWC2021
A record-breaking team of volunteers will be out in force during Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021), and with two years to go until the start of the tournament, members of the public can now register their interest in joining RLWC2021â€™s volunteer workforce.
Exactly two years from today [23 October], Rugby League World Cup 2021 will get underway in England, signalling a breakthrough moment for the sport, as the menâ€™s, womenâ€™s and wheelchair games will come together for the first time on the biggest stage, with the largest volunteer force in the tournamentâ€™s history overseeing proceedings.
Volunteers will provide the backbone for all three tournaments, and not only can the public now register their interest in forming part of the record-breaking volunteer workforce, they can also etch their name in history by proposing the official name for RLWC2021â€™s volunteer team.
Anyone who registers their interest in joining the team can suggest a title for the volunteers, who have been known as â€˜Team 13â€™ and â€˜The Cup Squadâ€™ at previous editions of the Rugby League World Cup. The top suggestions will be put to a public vote in the new year, with the person responsible for coming up with the winning name receiving a pair of VIP tickets to the tournament opener at St Jamesâ€™ Park in Newcastle.
The volunteer team will form an essential part of RLWC2021, undertaking a number of crucial roles to ensure a smooth delivery and world class matchday experience for everyone involved. There will be a range of volunteer roles available across a number of functional areas, including spectator services, team liaison and hospitality.
â€œVolunteers will be the backbone of what will become the biggest Rugby League World Cup ever,â€
â€œPrevious global events have shown just how integral volunteers are to the smooth running of a tournament. Our volunteers will be the first faces people see when they arrive at stadiums and train stations up and down the country so itâ€™s vital they get a warm welcome.
â€œThere will be plenty of opportunities for people to get involved both in 2020 and 2021 and I look forward to welcoming people from all backgrounds and experiences to the team.â€
said RLWC2021 Chief Executive Jon Dutton.
To register your interest in joining the RLWC2021 volunteer team, visit: www.rlwc2021.com/volunteers