Sheffield Games Makers urged to support city’s sporting events

Sheffield Council is appealing for the city's Games Makers to come forward.
Sheffield Council is appealing for the city's Games Makers to come forward.

COUNCIL bosses in Sheffield are urging the city’s Olympics Games Makers to come forward so ‘their achievements can be recognised’.

Sheffield Council is asking for people who live, work or study in the city, and who volunteered at the London 2012 Olympics or Paralympics, to get in touch.

Ben Brailsford, Sheffield 2012 delivery manager at the council, said: “The council is putting out an appeal for Sheffielders who were London 2012 Games Makers to come forward and identify themselves.

“Hundreds of people from Sheffield made it through the selection criteria to be picked as volunteer Games Makers in this summer’s games.

“This volunteer workforce was recognised as being well trained and enthusiastic in supporting the delivery of London 2012.

“Now, the council is asking these people to contact them, so Sheffield can recognise their achievements and offer people the opportunity to support two Olympic-style events.”

Sheffield is hosting a multi-event British Universities & Colleges Sport Nationals in February, and the School Games in September, and wants volunteers to help them run smoothly.

Mr Brailsford said: “Having the Sheffield Games Makers volunteering at the events would leave a legacy from the London Games in Sheffield.”

Coun Isobel Bowler, cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure, said: “Sheffielders are generous with their time so I am not surprised, but I am impressed by how many people from Sheffield volunteered as Games Makers.

“We would like to be able to celebrate their contribution, but up to now we don’t know who they are.

“Games Makers developed new skills during the London Games and it would be marvellous if we could harness this experience for major sports events in Sheffield.

“We are inviting them to come forward so they can be celebrated and hope some of them will also bring the enthusiasm they took to London to events here in Sheffield.”

n Games Makers are asked to email