A Mossdale student has just signed up for her third major sporting volunteer role in six months.
Former Dalry Secondary pupil Emma Blore spent two weeks of her summer at Hampden as an Olympic volunteer.
The 22-year-old then spent three days at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow for the Track Cycling World Cup where she rubbed shoulders with the sports biggest names as an anti-doping chaperone in November.
Now the tourism student has signed up to be a Commonwealth Games helper in the summer of 2014. Emma said: “This is another once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, much like the Olympic Games. It was an opportunity I could not let pass, and I am sure it will provide me with many more memorable moments.
“The role I have recently been successful in getting as a Frontrunner is as a Protocol and CGA Relations Team Member. This is a position for the build-up to the Games, and also means that I do not need to go through the whole interview process for a Games time volunteering role.
“I will be assigned a member of a Commonwealth Games Association and have to look after them throughout their two seven-day visits to Glasgow, one in August 2013, for the CGF General Assembly and one in January 2014, for the Chef de Mission Seminar.
“On our first information day, we were told that some of the members of the Commonwealth Games Associations are Monarchs or Ministers from their countries, so that is exciting.
“I am working with some of the people I worked with at the Olympics and cycling again which is really nice. I have a training day a week or so before each of the weeks that I will be carrying out this role, and I am looking forward to finding out who I am going to be looking after and what the uniform is going to be like.”
The sports fanatic also has fond memories of her time at the Olympics and the cycling in Glasgow.
She said: “At the Olympics I had the pleasure of looking after English Premier League stars such as David De Gea (Manchester United), Juan Mata and Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), and Maynor Figueroa (Wigan) among the famous faces.
“Everyone I worked with and encountered was really friendly and this made it such an enjoyable experience. I made quite a few new friends who I am still in touch with now the Games are over.
“At the cycling the noise from the crowd was deafening. I learnt a lot about cycling.
“One thing I didn’t like, however, were the crashes, and there were quite a few of them. I had to inform athletes that they were to be tested and then chaperone them to the anti-doping room and wait with them.
“It was an interesting experience, and an insight into another area and one which is very important to the sport.”