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2 Mar

How our Yorkies became Team Awesome!

Last month, our match day support team, the Yorkies were awarded with the Business of Cricket Award’s ‘Team Awesome’ title, recognising the hard work that each of our volunteers give towards improving the spectator experience at Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s home games.

“We have had the Yorkies team for five years who are our matchday support team. They help out with our matchday operations, including tickets, giving freebies away and adding to our customer experience.

“Over the past few years, we have worked on how we can professionalise the programme and make sure that the volunteers get a really positive experience from it as well as the spectators. I think that this has contributed to us winning the award.

“I’d like to thank all of the Yorkies that volunteered in 2019. It was an extraordinarily busy season and their help made a significant impact on our customer experience. The Club view the Yorkies as an essential part of the matchday team, and I hope that this award emphasises the importance of them to Yorkshire Cricket.” – Beth Cook, YCF Health and Wellbeing Manager

What do our Yorkies do?
Our Yorkies provide an amazing match day experience to spectators by offering help and assisting on services within and outside of the grounds.

Why do we have a match day volunteer programme?
We would like as many people from every background regularly and meaningfully taking part in sport, volunteering and experiencing live sport.

Why should you volunteer with the YCF?
Connect – Be part of a team.
Be Active – Do what you can, enjoy what you do.
Take Notice – Simple things can give you joy.
Keep Learning – See opportunities, challenge yourself and learn from others.
Give – Your time for others and yourself.

How do you become a Yorkie?
Contact Beth on beth.cook@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com for further information on how to join the team for 2020.

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