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Trial Runs For Officials And Volunteers

Trial Runs For Officials And Volunteers

Dunedin (Friday, 26 August): Preparations continue apace for Rugby World Cup 2011 in Dunedin, with trial runs underway or planned for volunteers and officials alike.

Officials and volunteers who will be operating at Dunedin Airport met for a run-through last week, and a similar group ran through operations in the Octagon.

A third “Captain’s Run” is planned for 1 September (3.45pm to 7.30pm) at Otago Stadium, with the more than 300 volunteers and officials who will work in the Stadium on match days attending a three-hour briefing and training session.

The RWC 2011 team includes local ball boys, volunteers, the Match Manager, RWC staff, venue staff and staff from Otago Rugby Football Union.

Rugby World Cup 2011 volunteer and former New Zealand Netball coach Dame Lois Muir will speak to the volunteers at that event (NOTE: at about 4.20pm).

“Although Rugby World Cup 2011 is an event the size of which Dunedin has never experienced before, we’re doing our best to be as prepared as we can be,” acting Dunedin RWC2011 Co-ordinator Sandy Graham says.


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