Volunteers needed for city’s Youdan Trophy

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Volunteers are needed to help deliver the UK’s premier academy football tournament in Sheffield this summer.

Over 800 players, from some of the biggest football clubs in the world, will take part in Sheffield’s second Youdan Trophy Tournament and volunteers are now needed to cover team liaison roles, bally boy supervisor positions, general event roles and receptionists - to ensure the event runs smoothly.

The Youdan Trophy Tournament has quadrupled in size since its debut last year and teams from from Rosenborg to Everton, Seattle Sounders to FC Basel and Newcastle United to Royal Antwerp are lined up to join top-flight clubs from Africa and Europe, as well as the city’s own Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday.

Tournament director James Hope-Gill said: “The team line-up for the 2016 tournament is exceeding all expectations – we’re now recruiting the 100 volunteers that will help deliver a tournament that we’re growing to become the biggest and most prestigious of its kind in the whole of Europe.

“Volunteering will provide a fantastic experience at the very highest level of the game and full training will be provided.”

The recruitment process is being managed by South Yorkshire Sport; visit www.sysport.sportsuite.co.uk/workforce for full details of the roles SYS needs to fill.

Simon Pugh, South Yorkshire Sport Development Manager, said: “The volunteer team at the Youdan Trophy will provide support in a number of essential roles and we are seeking volunteers with a broad range of skills and experiences to make the make the event a success, whilst also giving the rewarding experience which being part of a volunteer team offers.”