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Bailiff leads from front as Games attache

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IN LESS than two years’ time, Guernsey will host the 2021 NatWest International Games and the organisers are appealing for individuals to register an interest in becoming an attache.

The Bailiff, Sir Richard Collas, has volunteered to be an attache at the 2021 NatWest Island Games. He is pictured with with Carla Bauer, who is responsible for the recruitment and training of people who volunteer for the role. (Picture by Sophie Rabey 25737848)

Attaches are one of the many roles which the Games is hoping to fill, in time for when representatives from each of the 23 islands’ teams visit Guernsey’s sites next year in July.

They will look after the on-island personal travel and transportation needs of various VIPs, team managers and medical support staff during the games.

The Bailiff, Sir Richard Collas, was one of the first people to register his interest in the role.

‘I have had the privilege of travelling to many host islands for the Games over the years,’ he said.

‘It is something I am looking forward to being a part of as an attache, having the chance to give something back and share the excitement of the Games and showing our island at its best will be a pleasure.

‘Guernsey’s 2003 Island Games is considered one of the best there has been by visiting teams, that is something that we hope to achieve in 2021.’

More than 1,000 volunteers are hoped to be recruited in total for the Games, with around 80 attaches to be recruited by 14 July 2020.

Carla Bauer, who is responsible for the recruitment and training of the attaches, said they were looking for a variety of people with a lot of passion for the island.

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‘It would be great to have people who have knowledge of the island,’ she said.

‘Perhaps people who have visited other host teams’ countries, it would also be great for them to have good customer service skills.

‘There’s a lot of other roles available but if there are some that would be interested in the attache role, they can register their interest with us now to get started by next year.

‘It seems like a long time away but it will come around really quickly.’

n For more detail about what the attache role entails, the skills required and training provided visit guernsey2021.gg.

n To register interest in helping, visit www.guernsey2021.gg/volunteer.

Danielle Kenneally

By Danielle Kenneally
News reporter

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