London 2012 ‘Games Maker’ Programme

With just two years to go until the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, LOCOG have launched the London 2012 Games Maker programme.

This will start the process to recruit up to 70,000 people who will make the London 2012 Games happen. These people will be called Games Makers.

The general public will not be able to apply until 15 September, however England Basketball members are eligible to apply for basketball specific Games Maker roles from 27 July.

Every applicant will be expected to complete an application form and, if successful, attend a selection event. All applicants offered a Games Maker role must also attend three training events prior to the Games.

Eligibility criteria

All generalists and specialist Games Makers will need to fulfill the same basic criteria:

  • Aged 18 or above on 1 January 2012.
  • Eligible to volunteer in the UK in line with UK immigration rules.
  • Willing to volunteer for at least 10 days of shifts and attend a minimum of three days of training.
  • Able to find own accommodation and travel.

Whilst most of the roles require Games Makers to be 18 years old or over by 1 January 2012, LOCOG do want young people to get involved too! They will unveil the Young Games Maker programme for up to 1,500 under 18s in summer 2011.

Please refer to the website – – for more details.

If you are interested in applying for a basketball specialist role, please download and complete the Expression of Interest Form (Microsoft Word or PDF) and return it to Craig Costello at England Basketball, PO Box 3971, Sheffield, S9 9AZ, or Email:


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