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FAW Searching For Champion Volunteers

Real Madrid, with Wales striker Gareth Bale, lifted the Champions League trophy last year.

Help needed with champions League finals

The Football Association of Wales is looking for more than 1,000 volunteers to take part in the year's Champions League final in Cardiff.

The FAW has launched the ‘Become a Champion’ recruitment campaign, to help with the Champions League and Women’s Champions League Finals.

Volunteers will be needed in areas such as accreditation, transport, marketing, ticketing and VIP services.

An additional 500 volunteers could be offered an opportunity to perform in a pre-match ceremony, in front of a packed National Stadium of Wales and a TV audience of more than 200 million viewers worldwide.

FAW Chief Executive, Jonathan Ford, said: “The UEFA Champions League Final and UEFA Women’s Champions League Finals represent the pinnacle of European club football. For the players who compete in Cardiff this June, and the clubs’ supporters cheering their team on, it will be an unforgettable moment. Our aim is that everyone in Wales also has an opportunity to experience unforgettable moments when these iconic events come to Cardiff.

“The ‘Become a Champion’ volunteer programme offers such opportunities. We know that Cardiff and the whole of Wales will truly embrace these finals in June, what better way to do so than to be right in the thick of the action.”

The FAW’s UEFA Champions League Local Organising Committee (LOC) has been to a number of universities across Wales to discuss available opportunities ahead of today’s application opening date and will continue to travel across the country to speak to as many potential Champions as possible over the coming weeks.

LOC Head of Volunteering, Laura Easton, said: “Our volunteers will be crucial to the success of the Finals and will play an important role in welcoming the world to Cardiff and Wales.

“There is no need for people to have volunteered before. We have a wide range of general roles available as well as specialist positions and we have always emphasised that what matters most is a smiling face, a winning attitude and for volunteers to be available in the days running up to the event as well as the Finals to commit a commitment to make these the best Champions League Finals ever.

“I would encourage everyone – regardless of background or experience – to apply to become a Champion and be part of something very special.”

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