Calling football refs and boccia & short mat bowls umpires

08 May 2013

Volunteer sports officials are being sought to help out in a few specialist roles at this summer’s Special Olympics GB National Summer Games in Bath.

Some 1700 athletes with intellectual disabilities will compete in 12 different sports at the Games, which run from 28 August to 1 September.

Hundreds of volunteer positions have already been filled but sports officials are still being sought to help out in a few roles, those of football referees, boccia umpires and short mat bowls umpires.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help out with these roles should have a relevant qualification in their sport, but with the exception of boccia, previous experience of officiating in sports for people with disabilities is not necessary.

Most of the sports at the National Summer Games are taking place at the University of Bath.

“We’d like to hear from anyone with experience of officiating in football, boccia or short mat bowls who would like to volunteer to help out at the Games,” said Ben Coombs, Games Manager.

If you’d be interested in volunteering as an official at the Games, please contact Ben on 01225 384257 or on

The 2013 National Summer Games will be the UK’s largest multi-disability event of the year.

You can find out more about the Games at on the Bath 2013 website and more about Special Olympics GB on the organisation’s website..

You can find out more about Team Bath on our website

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For further information please contact the Team Bath press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518.

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