Become a Sport Maker!

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RIBBLE Valley residents looking to learn new skills, boost their CVs and join the Olympic legacy are being invited to join a sports volunteering scheme.

Ribble Valley Borough Council is helping to recruit sports volunteers as part of the Lancashire-wide Sport Makers scheme.

It aims to recruit more than 1,000 “sport makers” across the county to lead sports groups in their workplace or community.

A free Sport Makers workshop will take place in the Ribble Valley Borough Council Chamber on Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m., with the chance for participants who subsequently undertake 10 hours of volunteering to win tickets for the Olympic and Paralympic games.

Tom Bamber, Ribble Valley Borough Council’s sports development officer, said: “Sport doesn’t just happen, it needs people to make it happen, and Sport Makers is offering residents the opportunity to learn new skills, boost their CVs, contribute something to the community and join the Olympic legacy by becoming a sports volunteer.

“Sport Makers also offers clubs the opportunity to sign up for much-needed manpower in coaching and administration.”

Further details about Sport Makers are available from Lancashire Sport at or from Tom Bamber on 01200 414553.