Badminton Scotland are looking to recruit hundreds of new volunteers through the launch of their new volunteer portal powered by VolunteerKinetic in their preparations to host the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017. To be part of this event and loads more before just go to;
The Total BWF World Championships will see the very best players in the world arrive in Glasgow’s Emirates Arena from the 21st to the 27th of August 2017, tickets available from here. Scotland’s Commonwealth Games silver medallist Kirsty Gilmour will lead the home challenge as she looks to build on her Glasgow 2014 silver medal at the same venue while GB stars and World Superseries Final winners Chris and Gabby Adcock will be looking to repeat their gold medal success from Glasgow 2014
Scotland has a fantastic history for running truly world class events and with the facilities Glasgow can now boast it has world class venues to match, but a big part of what makes the Scotland such an attractive venue for these events is the passion and commitment of the NGB’s and their legions of volunteers. BADMINTONscotlands Chief Executive Ms Smillie recognised both huge potential and also the huge challenges that face her team in realising that this event offers a once in a life time opportunity to build a great legacy for Badminton in Scotland.
“As a governing body you aspire to host these events, not just because they are exciting, but because they provide us the opportunity to promote and develop our sport in so many unique ways” said Ms Smillie, “We know we have a committed community of Volunteers in Badminton Scotland that will help make this event special, but it is our ambition to open this opportunity to people outside the badminton family and use it as a catalyst to grow our sport over the next 4 years”
When we asked how you turn these events into a legacy, Ms Smillie offered this advice for other NGBs “World class venues and events are fantastic, but supporting people who are passionate about your sport as volunteer officials, coaches, and event staff to name just a few of the jobs we have on offer; is what will drive the continued growth of our sport”
We at TeamKinetic have prided our selves on developing a platform that is as well suited to major events as it is to supporting the local badminton club find some one to wash the kit, as we know it takes all sorts of people doing many different tasks to make sport happen. So it was great to hear Ms Smillie when she said “VolunteerKinetic provided a simple solution to how we identify, recruit and retain our volunteers that was great for the World Championship Finals but more importantly is it will leave a sustainable legacy that we can continue to build on after this event.”
So if you love badminton and you want to be part of the action follow the link below and sign up as a volunteer for BADMINTONScotland and who knows you could be court side next year for the World Championship finals.
We look forward to seeing you there.