Over 200 Volunteers Get Set To Run Cornwall's Biggest Ever Sporting Event!
This week saw over 200 young leaders attend a training day as part of the 2013 Cornwall School Games.
The Games which take place on Friday 28th June 2013 at 6 venues in Cornwall is supported by Sport England and the Youth Sports Trust, an independent charity devoted to changing young people's lives through sport and delivered by the Cornwall Sports Partnership.
The day started at Redruth School where students from across Cornwall were introduced to the games by Mark Holmes, one of the many School Games Organisers. Students watched a DVD from last year's successful event which gave a great insight into the spirit of the games and the Olympic values the students need to adopt for the day.
Students also heard from Craig Figes, Youth Sport Trust Athlete Mentor and Captain of the British Water Polo Team. Craig gave an inspiring talk to the volunteers about his experience of the 2012 Olympic Games and also how important Volunteers were in his career. Craig said "The Sainsburys School Games gives the best athletes from all over Cornwall the chance to shine. However it also gives the young leaders who are helping run the games the opportunity to develop their skills and inspire others. These skills will benefit themselves and the community in the future".
Later in the afternoon students were taken to there designated venue to learn more about their role and the sport they will be delivering.
Young Leaders are an extremely important part of the Cornwall School Games, without them the games would not be able to go ahead. On behalf of all the Cornwall School Games Organisers we would like to say a huge thank you to all the Volunteers for their help and support.
Click here for further information on the 2013 Sainsbury's Cornwall School Games.