THERE has been record interest in the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) Power Squad volunteer programme with planning well underway for when the tournament arrives in England – and Warrington – this autumn.
Since opening for applications in February, The Power Squad programme received a record number of volunteer interest for a Rugby League event, with more than 5,000 applications for selection and 10,000 expressions of interest. The Power Squad volunteers will play a key role in delivering the tournament, supporting across a range of responsibilities, including Spectator Services, Event Operations, Broadcast & Media, Transport, Hospitality and Accreditation.
Rugby League World Cup will be working closely with all tournament partners to help deliver a long-lasting legacy for volunteering within Rugby League after the World Cup has finished.
RLWC2021 Workforce Operations Lead, Kate Halliday, said: “We are delighted to see the excitement and enthusiasm from the Rugby League and volunteering community which has been displayed through the number of applications to be part of The Power Squad.”
“Our volunteers will show the diversity and inclusive nature of Rugby League as a global game and it is fantastic to see applications from all ages, genders and communities that will not only be the face of this trailblazing event but will also play a vital role in delivering the biggest and best ever Rugby League World Cup.”
“We thank everyone for their interest and applications – we are excited to provide our volunteers with the best possible experience and make long lasting memories on the journey to and during RLWC2021.”
RLWC2021 Social Impact Director, Tracy Power said: “Volunteers are the backbone of any sporting event and to see so many applications to be part of The Power Squad reinforces the strength of the Rugby League community and their commitment to the event.”
“The tournament is driven by providing positive social impact and after such a challenging twelve months it is great that so many people will benefit from the event and the opportunities it presents.”