Week one of Preparation Camp has been and gone and what a week it was!
In the first week of Medal Makers volunteering:
- over 100 Medal Makers volunteers have been deployed around the campus, (not including the volunteers based at Kitting Out where we have another 80 Medal Makers).
- more than 850 hours of volunteering have been undertaken in just one week!
- 230 athletes, coaches and support staff have been kitted out. Only about 700 left to go!
The Preparation Camp officially opened on Monday 18th June with most of the Team GB rowing team coming through Sir Denis Rooke to receive their kit from the sponsors and partners.
Medal Makers Amelia Tan and Lucy Kettlewell directing athletes to Sir Dennis Rooke where they will recieve their kit.
In this first week we have seen athletes from Sailing, Triathlon, Track Cycling, Handball and Basketball.
At the end of the first week for Team GB Preparation Camps and what a week it has been. There have been a lot of last minute changes placed on the volunteers but all have ‘gone with the flow’ and risen to the challenge. All the volunteers have been so adaptable to these changes.
The BOA and other partners have been astounded by both the standard and commitment of Medal Makers and have asked that this be fed this back to all of the volunteers.
The first teams have also been training – the Women’s Basketball Team were the first team to start their training programme as part of the Preparation Camp.