Cricket World Cup volunteer programme receives record interest
- A record 20,000+ registrations of interest, 10,000 completed applications and over 6,000 volunteers invited to interview for a World Cup Cricketeer role at CWC19
- Roles include Spectator Services, Broadcast & Media, Transport, Rights Protection, Hospitality and Accreditation
- Numbers exceed previous ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women’s World Cup 2017
- World Cup Cricketeers will be the face of the tournament and will carry out a variety of roles across all CWC19 venues, Host Cities and event locations
- Volunteer programme builds on the legacy from the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and from the ICC Champions Trophy and Women’s World Cup – the World Cup Cricketeers leaves a legacy for future cricket volunteer programmes
- Partner agency Rosterfy to deliver recruitment process
The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup arrives in England and Wales next summer but planning for the world’s greatest cricket celebration is well underway, including the drive to recruit over 4,000 volunteers to join the World Cup Cricketeers.
The World Cup Cricketeer programme received a record number of volunteer applicants for a cricket event, with over 6,000 interviewed for selection. The World Cup Cricketeers will play a key role in delivering the six-week tournament next summer, supporting across a range of responsibilities, including Spectator Services, Broadcast & Media, Transport, Rights Protection, Hospitality and Accreditation.
The applications to be one of the World Cup Cricketeers went live on the Rosterfy platform in May 2018 for volunteers across all 11 host venues and cities.
Training for the World Cup Cricketeers will start in early 2019, and the Cricket World Cup will be working closely with all host venues to help deliver a long-lasting legacy for volunteering within cricket after the World Cup has finished.
Head of the Volunteer Programme, Mary Cahill, said: “We have been overwhelmed with the number of applications for the volunteer programme and are extremely grateful to all the members of the public who took the time to register interest for the World Cup Cricketeers.
“The interview process has been a significant undertaking, but I’m delighted to say it has been a great success and we are busy planning the training phase for early 2019.
“Assembling the biggest-ever volunteer workforce at a cricketing event is no small task, so we are delighted to be in a good position to help deliver an amazing tournament next summer.”
Having recently opened an office in London, in addition to offices in the USA, Dubai and Australia, Rosterfy welcome CWC19 as one of their many premier UK events alongside London Marathon Events, UCI Road Championships Yorkshire 2019 and the Netball World Cup 2019.
Among the many time-saving elements of Rosterfy, the focus for CWC19 will be the recruitment, online training and shift management for World Cup Cricketeers.
ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup winner Charlotte Edwards and former England star James Taylor will be the faces of the World Cup Cricketeer programme, attending training sessions to pass on their knowledge of playing in a sporting event of this scale.
James Taylor, Official World Cup Cricketeer ambassador, said: “There is no better chance to be the face of a global tournament in England and Wales and with that comes a unique opportunity to play an important role in the biggest event in cricket.”
Co-Founder of Rosterfy, Shannan Gove, stated: “UK sports have been doing an incredible job of attracting world-class events and it really is a great honour to power the workforce system behind the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, one of the world’s biggest sporting tournaments.
“To look after such large volunteer programmes takes a great combination of skilled and passionate practitioners, and industry-leading technology that is proven to provide the volunteers with the best experience possible – as they really are the heartbeat of every major event around the world.”