UEFA and The FA have announced that fans can now apply for the chance to become one of thousands of volunteers supporting the UEFA Women’s EURO England 2022 and football fans in Southampton are encouraged to apply to support the games being played at St Mary’s Stadium next July
Join us – volunteer for the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 being played at St Mary's Southampton.
- Volunteers will be the face of the tournament, helping run the show and driving further support for women’s football
- From building the atmosphere inside and outside stadiums, to greeting and assisting supporters, volunteers will play a huge role in this record-breaking tournament
- Fans can apply by heading to The FA website. Applications close on 1 November
- Over 162,000 tickets have already been sold in the Pre-Sale presented by Visa
- St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, will host group stage games of the tournament on Thursday 7 July 2022, Monday 11 July, and Friday 15 July 2022
The tournament takes place from 6 July – 31 July 2022 in 10 stadiums, across nine cities in England, including Southampton, Brighton & Hove, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Rotherham, Sheffield, Trafford and Wigan & Leigh. There will be over 700,000 tickets available, with extensive coverage of every game of the tournament on free-to-air television, radio and online.
Central to the fan experience will be the inspirational volunteers supporting the tournament and helping to run the show, with a total workforce of over 2,000 volunteers across the country, performing roles in every host city and venue. Roles include ‘Spectator Services’ – being at the forefront on an event day, ensuring spectators have the best possible match day experience and ‘Stadium Support’ - where volunteers will help make the tournament a success by assisting delivery and logistics teams.
There is also the opportunity to be a Host City Volunteer, these volunteers will act as ambassadors for each city, creating a welcoming atmosphere across City centres, fanzones and transport hubs and celebrating the local areas for fans visiting.
Susan Couper, Senior Recruitment and Volunteer Manager at The FA said: “Being a volunteer at the UEFA Women’s EURO England 2022 tournament is an amazing opportunity to be a part of what’s set to be the biggest Women’s European sport event in history. Volunteering gives you the chance to see the event from a completely different perspective whilst enhancing the major event experience for all guests. It’s also the perfect opportunity to build friendship networks and maybe even provide a glimpse into a future career. Since London 2012 we've seen huge numbers for volunteers at sports events and this will be no different, helping us to deliver a record-breaking event that inspires positive change in the women’s game, right on our doorstep.”
Councillor Spiros Vassiliou, Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture & Heritage said: “This year was a big year for EURO football fever and we are really looking forward to welcoming the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament to Southampton next year and the buzz it will bring to the city. Whether football is your passion, you’re looking to expand your CV, connect to your local community and make friends or just want to be part of something spectacular, please make sure you sign up to volunteer before 1 November 2021.”
Executive Director of GO! Southampton, Giles Semper said: “Southampton is a proud football city. I am convinced that there will be no shortage of individuals wanting to support this incredible tournament by volunteering. The UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament will be a true festival of football and we expect the city to be vibrant and exciting throughout, aided by the volunteers. As a port city we are used to welcoming the world. Bring on 2022!”
To apply for a volunteer role, as well as for tickets, tournament news and competitions, fans can visit The FA website. Applications close on 1 November, with interviews being carried out between November and March 2022. All applicants are required to be over 18 and be able to travel to selected venues through their own means.