The Guernsey Basketball Association (GBA) are seeking volunteers to assist with the 2023 NatWest International Island Games which is being hosted in Guernsey.
Help with scoring and umpiring is required during the high-profile sporting event which starts on Saturday 8 July 2023.
Emma Webb, GBA’s Island Manager, says that anyone can volunteer, and those participating will receive training ahead of the event.
Volunteers will need to be available between that Saturday and Friday 14 July, although they won’t be required every day in that period.
“You will be allocated local league fixtures throughout the 2022/2023 season to improve and learn more about the game of basketball. You will also be an official volunteer of the Games and will complete some pre-games training too,” said Ms Webb.
“We are happy to welcome any volunteers over the age of 14 as there will be other tasks that young people can help with at the event, as well as timekeeping and scoring for older volunteers.”
Pictured: The Guernsey women's team who previously won bronze at the Games.
The Guernsey men’s basketball team narrowly missed out on a bronze medal when the Games were last held in Gibraltar in 2019, and the women will be hoping to gain a place on the medal table to match their successesat previous Games.
Pete Beausire, GBA’s President, said this is a “fantastic opportunity” for volunteers to watch representatives playing the sport from the British Isles to Caribbean nations.
“Basketball is a fast-paced, exciting game and you will get to be court side with the best view of the game, whilst you keep the score and run the main clock and 24 second clock - or support the event in other ways,” he added.
Anyone interested in volunteering for GBA and the Games is asked to email email@example.com for further information.
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