Volunteers for the 6th Bluewave Poomsae Championships

We have had an excellent entry for our 6th Bluewave Poomsae Championship, which will take place on Sunday 17th September at Hampshire Court Hotel in Basingstoke, with 550 competitors, including teams from Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Nepal and Ukraine.  To make this a great success we are now looking for volunteers to support the setup and running of the event.

These roles do not need any knowledge of Taekwondo or Poomsae; so Bluewave members, former members, parents, friends are all very welcome.

We would like volunteers for the following roles

Setup Assistants (16+) – Saturday 16th September lat afternoon/early evening, 4.30 – 8.00pm (exact times to be confirmed)

Help set up the venue for the competition; which will include laying mats, moving tables/chairs, organising medalsrunning orders and other set up as needed.

Registration Desk (16+) – Sunday 17th September 8.15 – 9.00am

Register clubs as they arrive at the event.  Confirm that the club has all its competitors and if not, take note of any withdrawals and provide these to the organising team.  Also answering questions from club coaches and redirecting to organising team if necessary.

Computer Operators (13+) – Sunday 17th September October 9.00am – 6.00pm

Operate the scoring system for the competition; will include running the scoring system, manual changes on system and printing/organising scoring sheets for the judges and organising team. Training on the system will be provided.

Ring Leaders (16+) – Sunday 17th September 9.00am – 6.00pm

Responsible for the smooth and efficient running of the rings; will include locating players on time, organising players for each division and keeping the rings running on time.

Runners (10+) – Sunday 17th September 9.00am – 6.00pm

Providing assistance to the judges and competition organisers; will include keeping rings stocked with medals, water and snacks and other general duties.

Close Down Assistants (16+) – Sunday 17th September 5.30 –  7.30pm

Help close down the venue after the competition; which will include removing mats, moving table/chairs, clearing rubbish and other close down as needed.

This is the largest Poomsae competition so far in 2023 and with your support we are keen to make this an amazing experience for everyone who attends.  If you are interested in volunteering or would like more details please email volunteers@bluewave.org.uk or speak to one of the coaches in class.

To aid with the planning of the event, if you are able to volunteer for all or part of a day, please can you let us know by Wednesday 12th July.

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