Exciting chance to be a part of the Island Games

WITH just over a year to go until the island hosts the 2023 NatWest International Island Games, the Guernsey Basketball Association is appealing for volunteers to help with scoring and umpiring games during the high-profile event.

The Guernsey women's basketball squad won bronze in Gotland. (30939143)
The Guernsey women's basketball squad won bronze in Gotland. (30939143)

‘This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in this prestigious event, watching representatives from all the different islands competing,’ said GBA president Pete Beausire.

‘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.’

The GBA’s Island manager Emma Webb says anyone can volunteer, they do not necessarily have to know basketball as they will receive training ahead of the event.

‘You will need to be available during the week of 8-14July 2023, although we won’t need you every day. You will be given official training and then allocated local league fixtures throughout the 2022-23 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,’ Webb said.

‘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.’

If you would like to assist and become a GBA and Island Games volunteer, email gbavolunteers2023@outlook.com and you will receive more information about what to do next. If you have already signed up to be an Island Games volunteer, send an email, further information can be passed on to you.

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