Volunteering Success for Sophie

posted on 24 February 2011

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats volunteer Sophie Ayling has been successful in being recruited onto a volunteering placement with the Rugby Football League (RFL) through the Yorkshire Development Team.

This placement has been created to offer an exciting and challenging opportunity for two students to gain first-hand experience at co-ordinating events within a sport’s governing body. The RFL says ‘this is an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to undertake a career within sport or event management in the future’

This placement will see Sophie completing a 10-12 week voluntary placement, based at the RFL Headquarters in Leeds, where she will gain hands on experience in event management at community levels across Yorkshire. Sophie will also get the opportunity to assist in co-ordinating and leading key events such as the RFL’s flagship Carnegie Champion Schools Programme.

The RFL states ‘Volunteering with the RFL will offer the opportunity to become involved in the prestigious Carnegie Champion Schools programme at Local, Regional and National level as well as learning about the promotion and publicising of events’ . Sophie and the other successful student will be mentored throughout the process by senior members of the RFL Regional Development Team.

Women and Girls Development Officer Clare Marlow concludes ‘This is a fantastic achievement for Sophie and a credit to her positive attitude and willingness to succeed in the industry. Whilst on work experience she proved to be a valuable member of the community team – I am so pleased for her’.

If you want any further information about volunteering opportunities please contact Clare Marlow at; claremarlow@wakefieldwildcats.co.uk

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