▶ Join In ambassadors Luke Campbell, Eddie Izzard and Mark Foster visit events in Hull, Chelmsford and London respectively to champion volunteers at clubs and community groups across the UK. Find your perfect volunteering match here www.joininuk.org
Bolton RUFC has four senior men’s teams – making it a great club for players of all experiences. ”No matter what ability you are, there’s a place on the pitch for you and a team for you… and that’s the same with volunteering,” says BRC Junior Chairman, Jim Sharples. Find an event near you at www.joininuk.org
Someone who knows more than most about the importance of volunteers to an athlete’s life is Olympian Katharine Merry, who very kindly took time out to introduce our video of the day. Along the way, she found out that Leicester is leading the way in the relatively new sport of paratriathlon, which will be featuring in the 2016 Rio Games for the first time.
“Hopefully people come, they enjoy themselves today, and then they come back again,” said Martin Keeling, co-chair of Beeston Hockey Club. “None of us get paid, we all do it because we’re committed to the club and want to see it become successful in all respects.” Does that sound like your club? Could you use a few more committed member, supporters and volunteers? Then make sure you’re part of the Join In Summer from 27 July to 9 September.