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#VolunteersWeek: Catriona Brown Volunteer Profile

Since 2012 Catriona has volunteered at her local wheelchair rugby club in Gloucestershire. Volunteering is something Catriona has always been interested in however, it was a visit to the London 2012 Paralympic Games which began her journey with GBWR.

It just so happened that the formation of the wheelchair rugby club in Gloucestershire occurred in 2012 and following the discovery of an advert in the local paper, asking for volunteers, Catriona attended and became a regular volunteer.

“I enjoy being part of a team. It’s an addictive sport and very exciting to watch” says Catriona, also adding, “I enjoy being part of the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby family.”

Catriona began her volunteer role by going to weekly training sessions. Her role soon moved to courtside support and now she dedicates much of her time to fundraising for the sport. Following the completion of the officiating course, Catriona has now progressed into table officiating.

“The sport is growing fast and as a result, there is a large demand for more assistance. In particular, there is a huge demand for officiating roles,” says Catriona.

How to Volunteer for GBWR

Within Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby there are a number of roles in which you can volunteer for. At every match, each team needs a mechanic, four table officials and two referees. Clubs require accountants, admin personnel and there many more roles.

Whatever your skill, profession or interest we can guide you into a captivating volunteer experience. If you are interested in joining truly remarkable communities of people, with a genuine desire to support each other on and off the court, we recommend contacting your local or nearest club. You can find this on our website on our ‘Find a Club’ page.

You can also contact us via:
Phone: 020 8831 7645

Please do get in contact if you have any questions about volunteering or supporting GBWR. We would like to thank you for your interest and, of course, thank all our amazing volunteers who have added to the continued success of GBWR.