I began my journey to be part of the Commonwealth Games over a year ago when the opportunity came up to apply for this once in a lifetime opportunity. After an interview in November 2013, I found out in January 2014 that I had been accepted as a “Clyde-sider”, to say I was excited is an understatement!
As a Clyde-sider I will be welcoming thousands of sports fans from all over the world to the venues hosting the different games. My main base will be the SECC Precinct – which is hosting boxing, gymnastics, judo, netball, wrestling and weightlifting.
I completed my orientation last month (March 2014) when a spectacular show was put on at the Emirates Arena (home to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in the East End of Glasgow). My fellow Clyde-siders and I were treated to seeing the great athletes of tomorrow, and of course, the unveiling of the Official Glasgow 2014 Clyde-sider uniform, which comes complete with an umbrella and cagoule… essential for the ever changing Scottish weather!
This month I completed my Spectator Services Training, where I learned more about what I will be doing during the Games, including welcoming the world to Glasgow for the biggest multi-sport event to take place in Scotland.
Saying “I’m a Clyde-sider” at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is something that I am immensely proud of, as it is not only an opportunity to be a part of a massive worldwide event, but to feel the buzz and atmosphere around my home city will be amazing!
Next up… my uniform!