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Medway Sporting Ambassadors

Sporting Ambassadors at the Medway MileMedway Sport recognises that sports volunteers Sporting Ambassadors at the SuperLeague WRL Grand Finalare the life-blood of British sport and runs a sporting ambassador programme to help achieve its ambition of delivering high quality sport for all.

Ambassadors play a vital role in the delivery of school sport, community sport and major international sporting events in Medway. They are also vital to running successful sporting competitions, whether at local, county, regional, national or international level.

Medway's Sporting Ambassadors and young volunteers support a wide range of events organised and hosted Medway Sporting including:

Register your interest with our online form to become a Medway Sporting Ambassador volunteer. All volunteers are provided with uniform and refreshments at events.


Volunteering opportunities for summer 2017

Summer 5k series

  • 15 June -  Great Lines Heritage Park, Gillingham
  • 29 June - The Strand, Gillingham
  • 13 July - Luton Rec, Chatham
  • 27 July – Deangate Ridge Sports Complex, Hoo
  • 9 August  - Medway Park, Gillingham

All races begin 7pm. Volunteers needed 6pm-9pm approx.

ParkSport Festivals

  • Palmerston Road, Chatham: 29 April
  • Luton Millennium Green: 13 May, 8 July
  • Gillingham Park: 27 May, 24 June
  • Broomhill Park, Strood: 10 June, 15 July
  • Rochester Castle Gardens: 29 July
  • Woodlands Youth Centre, Gillingham: 11 August (Friday)

Other events

  • 25 May – Mini Youth Games Kwik Cricket at High Halstow Cricket Club (Hoo)
  • 26-28 May -Pickleball UK Open Championships (Medway Park) We are meeting the organisers next week so should have ore detailed info on the volunteer roles and requirements after that.
  • 4 June – Medway 10k (Medway Park). Event from 9am-12pm.
  • 9 June – British Army v Dutch Navy Football Match as part of Battle of Medway 350th anniversary celebrations. Kick off 2pm. (Garrison football ground, Gillingham).
  • 10 June London GD Handball Club v HV KRAS/Voldendam international men’s handball.  Medway Park 3pm match start. Followed by big screening of the England v Scotland World Cup Qualifier at 5pm.  
  • 13 June – Mini Youth Games football event. Our all day schools football tournament at Anchorians FC.
  • 17 June – Medway Big Ride (Medway Park). The main event at Medway Park runs 11am-2pm, plus volunteer riders to support group rides.
  • 24-25 June - Kent International Judo (Medway Park) We are still trying to pin down whether they need additional volunteers. Will confirm asap.
  • 1 July - National Judo Championships (Medway Park) We are still trying to pin down whether they need additional volunteers. Will confirm asap.
  • 9 July – Medway Golf Open (Deangate Ridge) All day event.
  • 21 July – 10th anniversary Medway Mile (Rochester) Event 5pm – 10pm in (Rochester Castle Gardens)
  • 27 June – Mini Youth Games Athletics at Medway Park
  • 31 July – Medway Badminton and Squash Open (Medway Park) 10am start.
  • 26 September – Wheelchair Rugby League Premier League Grand Final. 7pm match start.
  • 23 September – Disability Sport Open Day 11am-3pm (Medway Park)

To find out more about volunteering opportunities and to volunteer your services in Medway email Helen.steel@medway.gov.uk

What the ambassadors think:

  • "I wouldn't miss an opportunity to do an event for anything. I absolutely love being an ambassador!"
    Clare Lambert, sporting ambassador  
  • "Being an ambassador enabled me to meet HRH Princess Anne and become a Games Maker at the Olympic Games. My hard work is always recognised and appreciated."
    Jo Percy, sporting ambassador