Rugby League World Cup attracts record number of volunteers

World Cup organisers have reported record interest in volunteering at this autumn’s tournament.

By Peter Smith
Friday, 7th May 2021, 4:45 am

Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) have received more than 5,000 applications to become part of the volunteer ‘Power Squad’, with another 10,000 expressions of interest.

Volunteers will occupy a variety of support roles including spectator services, event operations, broadcast and media, transport, hospitality and accreditation.

Kate Halliday, head of the tournament’s workforce operations, said: “We are delighted to see the excitement and enthusiasm from the rugby league and volunteering community which has been displayed through the number of applications to be part of the Power Squad.

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“Our volunteers will show the diversity and inclusive nature of rugby league as a global game and it is fantastic to see applications from all ages, genders and communities that will not only be the face of this trailblazing event, but will also play a vital role in delivering the biggest and best ever rugby league World Cup.”

She added: “We thank everyone for their interest and applications. We are excited to provide our volunteers with the best possible experience and make long lasting memories on the journey to and during RLWC2021.”

Interviews will take place in May and June and training sessions are scheduled for later this summer.

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