Day 1 of the biggest junior representative touch football event in the world wrapped up with 530 games played over 30 fields. The Junior State Cup takes a huge amount of behind the scenes work to run smoothly- today, 47 volunteers lent their hand and ensure players, spectators and officials could participate in a safe and happy environment.
The Junior State Cup takes a huge amount of behind the scenes work to run smoothly- today, 47 volunteers lent their hand and ensure players, spectators and officials could participate in a safe and happy environment.
Nerida is a Port Macquarie local and has volunteered at the event for the last nine years. Nerida cooks and serves food to 400 referees in the referee tent.
“My daughter used to play in State Cup and I would come along to volunteer on the sid line. She would always grab me when they were short on volunteers in the referee tent and I have been feeding them ever since. They are a terrific bunch of guys and girls” Nerida shares.
Pete, another long-serving volunteer, has returned for his 11th State Cup today. Pete has volunteered in a number of roles but is here this weekend to man the information table. “I am in the information tent helping people as they come in the gate with where they should be and which fields they are playing on,” Pete tells us.
Kim, volunteering as a field officer, loves volunteering because she can meet new people, watch games she wouldn’t usually watch, and most importantly, have fun
We are extremely grateful for our volunteers and sincerely thank you for your time and effort you contributed to a fantastic first day. Without you, these kids couldn’t play in this prestigious event.
Two days to go and the volunteers will be here for all 707 games!
We encourage everyone who loves touch to contact your local affiliate and find out how you can volunteer today.