The Club is run entirely by volunteers ranging from coaches, competition officials, team managers and committee members to caterers. Getting involved can be very rewarding and the time involved is up to you.
Some of the opportunities where you could volunteer are:
Coaching / Coaching Assistant
Duties: Assisting with leading sessions on club nights and helping to inspire and motivate athletes to train hard on club nights.
Time commitment: Club nights normally last between 1 & 2 hours on a Tuesday and Thursday evening.
Officials at Competitions
Duties: Assisting the Competition manager with the smooth running of competitions, duties could be as varied as helping with timing to measuring throws and jumps.
Time commitment: From a few hours on the day of the competition to the full day of the competition.
Report writing for Website
Duties: Writing reports for the website and social media on events and competitions that athletes compete in.
Time commitment: Varied depending on which group you are writing about.
Volunteering at Home Track and Field meetings and Club Run Events
Duties: Varied including catering, announcing, downloading results, moving equipment, handing out numbers to athletes and marshalling on the course.
Time commitment: Depending on the role could be a few hours on the day of the event to most of the day of the event.
And many others…
Our very own Matt Lythell is a member of the committee and a regular volunteer at key athletics events:
“Using the experiences, I gained volunteering at GGAC, I was fortunate enough to volunteer at the world athletics and world para athletics championships in 2017. Whilst volunteering at these events I had the opportunity to meet Lord Coe and speak to Mr Foster just before his last ever live commentary on the BBC.“