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SPORTING volunteers are needed for some exciting events this summer.

Chichester District Council’s sports development team is looking for volunteers to help at two of the city’s most popular sporting events – the Natures Way Foods Junior Aquathlon on July 12 and the Natures Way Foods Chichester Triathlon and Try-a-Tri races on July 12.

People are needed to register athletes at Westgate Leisure Chichester before the start of the events, to count lanes for swimmer, direct cyclists and runners and hand out medals at the finish line.

Volunteers do not need any previous experience as they will be fully briefed before the event. All volunteers will receive a goody bag including drinks, snacks and a T-shirt.

Councillor Eileen Lintill, who is in charge of wellbeing and community services at the council, said: ‘Volunteers are critical to the success of the triathlon. From helping participants register at the start of the event to handing out medals at the finish line, a friendly face can make a big difference and make it a memorable day.

‘Volunteering is a very rewarding way to play a major part in the success of the day. These events are a big part of the local sporting calendar and are great fun whether you are taking part, helping out or as a spectator cheering everyone on.’

Visit chichester.gov.uk, westgateleisure.co.uk or call 01243 534857.

To volunteer email achamberlain@chichester.gov.uk or call 01243 534871.