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Sheffield’s Nicola makes second games

Nicola Lazenby, from Sheffield, was a Games Maker at London 2012 and is now off to be a Clyde-Sider in Glasgow

Nicola Lazenby, from Sheffield, was a Games Maker at London 2012 and is now off to be a Clyde-Sider in Glasgow

A serial volunteer has just added a new date to her hectic diary - the Commonwealth Games.

Nicola Lazenby is one of the 15,000 selected from more than 50,000 applicants to be a Clyde-sider at Glasgow 2014.

The 25-year-old, of Kelham Island, will add the highly sought-after volunteering opportunity to her other accomplishments, including the London 2012 Paralympics, the Olympic Torch Relay, the British Universities and Colleges Sport championships and the European indoor athletics championships.

“It’s really exciting,” said Nicola, a PhD student in civil engineering.

“London was a big one everyone looked forward to - the anticipation was incredible and you can feel that building now for Glasgow too.

“Glasgow is nearer to my home town of Gateshead too, so it makes me even more proud to be a part of it.”

The 11-day games begin on July 23.

Nicola is set to work in the netball athletes services team. Her role will include attending four training sessions as well as giving up two weeks of her time to be part of the action in Glasgow.

The volunteers’ title, Clyde-siders, was chosen by the Glasgow 2014 frontrunners, the pre-Games volunteers who conducted all of the volunteer interviews.

Other volunteering roles which already keep Nicola busy include coaching the Sheffield Stormers under-16 netball side and being on the national executive committee of international development organisation Engineers Without Borders.

“It gets really addictive,” she said. “I find it really rewarding. You meet people from different walks of life who you’d never normally.”

 

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