‘That was one crazy, tiring and rewarding week!’

Hard working UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 volunteers are set to continue the celebrations next week as they enjoy afternoon tea with Brighton & Hove Mayor Councillor Lizzie Deane.

Thank you

The volunteers have been invited to the Mayor’s Parlour at Brighton Town Hall as a thank you for giving up their time to help make the tournament in Brighton & Hove such a success.

The city hosted three EURO 2022 matches at Brighton & Hove Community Stadium during the record-breaking tournament, including the Lionessess fantastic 8-0 victory against Norway and the memorable quarter final clash with Spain.

Warm welcome

From providing a warm welcome and helping football fans find their way around the city, to supervising activities at the popular Fan Party, the volunteers were a vital part of the success of the tournament in Brighton & Hove.

While making sure visitors enjoyed a safe, happy and memorable visit to the city, the volunteers enjoyed the experience and have many fond memories of being part of the event.

Fun experience

“It was a really fun experience, and I’m definitely glad I did it!” said Helen. “I just wanted to do something outside of my usual day to day life and got to meet a whole bunch of really lovely people, have some fun and helpful interactions with the public and fans.

"I got much more out of it than I’d expected!”

Volunteer Graham added: “Thank you for the opportunity to be part of the EUROs in Brighton & Hove. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the team and really felt it was a worthwhile activity.”

Enjoying the Fan Party

Mary-Ann commented: “I so enjoyed seeing young, and not so young, enjoying what was on offer at the ‘fun party’ and especially chatting to the public who we enticed in to savour the treats on offer.

"Really impressed with all the commitment shown by everyone to make it all a genuine fun time for all who came in!”

And Gavin summed up the experience with: “That was one crazy, tiring and rewarding week. I would do it all again!”

Lasting memories

Brighton & Hove Mayor Councillor Lizzie Deane said: “Being a host city for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 was a real honour for the city, creating wonderful and lasting memories for everyone involved.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting the fabulous group of volunteers who gave up their free time to help make the tournament such a success and, once again, showed that Brighton & Hove as a great place to host major sporting events.”

Huge success

Councillor Martin Osborne, co-chair of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture Committee added: “Thanks to all the volunteers that made it a huge success for the city and for the players for performing for us!”

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