Volunteers Needed for the Gay Rugby World Cup

Publish Date: 03/04/2012

The Bingham Cup is the world championship of gay and inclusive rugby teams and is one of the largest men’s 15-aside rugby union tournament in the sporting calendar outside of the IRB Rugby World Cup.

It is named after gay rugby player Mark Bingham who died on United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11 2001.

The Bingham Cup is also known as the Gay Rugby World Cup and Manchester 2012 will be the sixth Bingham Cup and is officially sponsored by the Rugby Football Union.

The Bingham Cup attracts over 30 clubs from 15 countries ranging from Australia and Canada to France and Portugal which means that there are over 1000 participants coming from all over the world to Manchester.  It is going to be a huge event and has taken a lot of planning but now volunteers are needed to help   make it happen.

How you can get involved

There are a number of exciting volunteer opportunities available.  The roles include Security Marshall, Ground Assistants, and Registration Greeters amongst others.  The dates required vary from 30th May until 3rd June 2012.  

By volunteering you will get free entry to the Bingham Ground, chance to see some exciting Rugby, entry to the special Bingham Cup 'madchester' closing party at the Paradise Factory on 3rd June, lunch during the tournament, and chance to be a part of a remarkable event.

Marlon Morais is currently co-ordinating the volunteers for the Bingham Cup 2012:

“I have been playing for the Village Spartans (Manchester’s inclusive Rugby Union team) for around 5 years. I am passionate about my home city of Manchester.  I jumped at the opportunity to give something back to my club and help deliver this event that will involve so many aspects of the gay and local community.  I am very approachable so please do not hesitate to contact me.”  

If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact: marlonmorais@hotmail.co.uk

You can also raise an enquiry via the Bingham Cup website www.binghamcup.com