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RLWC2013 launches Team 13 volunteer programme

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RLWC2013 is the latest event organisation to build a volunteer team.

RLWC2013 is the latest event organisation to build a volunteer team.

Rugby League World Cup 2013 will work with volunteers, drawn from across the UK, under the name of Team 13. Jon Dutton, RLWC2013 Operations Director, said:

Our Team 13 volunteers are an integral part of RLWC2013. They will be the first point of contact at stadiums for many of our fans and will also perform key roles at matches and behind the scenes.

Both London 2012 and Manchester 2002 proved that volunteers can be the difference between great events and fantastic events. The enthusiasm and expertise we found during the interview process was amazing and we know that with Team 13 we have a great set of volunteers at our disposal.

350 of the 800 total volunteers attended a showcase launch event at Old Trafford, the iconic sporting venue where on 30 November the Rugby League World Cup Final will take place.

RLWC2013’s Team 13 volunteers come from all walks of life, from all age groups and represent almost all of the 25 host venues and training facilities across the UK. They include London 2012 Games Makers, Rugby League fans and administrators, a contingent from Australia and at least one former Rugby League World Cup player.

The Team 13 task force will begin their work in mid-October when the teams begin to arrive for RLWC2013 ahead of the first game in Cardiff. The opening ceremony takes place at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday 26 October.

New Director for Hydro and SECC Glasgow

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John Langford is the new Director, Concerts, Events & Ticketing at the Hydro Arena and SECC Glasgow. Langford said:

It’s a privilege to be joining the SECC team at this time. The City of Glasgow, the SECC complex and of course the iconic and soon to be completed Hydro present so many exciting opportunities in the live entertainment and event space. I am looking forward to the manner in which the skyline and the face of events in the city are about to change”.

Langford was previously Chief Operating Officer of Big Concerts, listed as South Africa’s top international concert promoter. John Sharkey, Chief Executive, SECC said:

John brings particular expertise in the areas in which we perform and has a proven international track record of building successful relationships in the concert and ticketing business. He will play a major part in our commitment to make The Hydro a top five world arena and we are delighted John has agreed to join us at such an exciting time.