England host the Rugby League World Cup later this year and are in need of a record number of 2,000 people to come forward to volunteer when the tournament kicks off in 239 days’ time.
The volunteers are currently being named “The Power Squad” and are hoping to showcase talents from a wide variety of roles when the 16th edition of the tournament kicks off. These roles include:
- Spectator Services
- and Broadcast support
Merseyside will be one focal point, with both Anfield and the M&S Arena being part of the venue list for a selection of games in all three of the tournaments (Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair). The Halliwell Stadium in Warrington will also host matches and The Totally Wicked Stadium in St.Helens has also been named as a host venue.
The Chief Executive, John Dutton told the Rugby League World Cup site: “The UK has a fantastic volunteer network which we hope to tap into. A successful tournament cannot be run without our Power Squad and we hope to welcome many new people to the ever-growing Rugby League family to experience the passion, pride and community spirit of the sport”.
The online application process is already begun and the last submission is on 23 April at 8:21 PM.