After the success of the London 2012 Games Makers, Crystal Palace FC have recruited volunteers to help provide a better match day and customer service experience, just one example of how the legacy from the Games is extending across London.
The initiative came about after the huge success of the Olympic volunteers this summer and will be present at every home fixture for the duration on the season.
The volunteers, who were all Games Makers at the London Olympics, will be made up of fans who are passionate about the club and the service it wishes to provide.
Each volunteer will be dressed up in eye catching official uniform using our club colours red and blue and placed around the ground in areas where they can be of service to home and away fans.
The CPFC Games Makers will be equipped with stadium maps, general information, details of train routes and a wealth of club knowledge to ensure that they are able to assist the fans.
Phil Alexander, Chief Executive at Crystal Palace FC, said: “We were all blown away by the Games Makers contribution at the London 2012 Olympics and having invited those that were Palace fans to do a lap of honour against Watford, we found out that many of them were our season ticket holders. We decided to see if we could create our very own Games Makers, and the response we have had already for the roles was overwhelming. Our aim is to make the match day experience that much better, particularly for new fans who need assistance on how to find their way around the stadium.”
From left to right: Gary Peckham, Marc Mulligan,Josh Peckham, Mike Payton, Mark Coleman, Richard Hill, Chris Hutchinson
The CPFC Games Makers will attend their first game in their new roles against Cardiff on the 22nd September (this Saturday).
If you would like to become a CPFC Games Maker please contact Sharon Lacey on firstname.lastname@example.org.