ABOVE: Director of Herts Sports Partnership, Christine Neyndorff
A long lasting Olympics legacy won't be achieved in Hertfordshire without more volunteers...
That's according to the Herts Sports Partnership, which is warning there is a deficit in the number of volunteers needed to meet the rising demand for sports.
It follows the inspiring London 2012 Games which has resulted in a surge of enquiries with Hertfordshire's sports clubs
Director of Herts Sports Partnership Christine Neyndorff told JACK fm although more funding is needed, it's no use without people putting themselves forward to do their bit: "Clubs don't run themselves and depend on volunteers.
We really do hope large numbers of Games Makers will volunteer in their local sports clubs.
Volunteers need coaching qualifications and support to run their club. If more money becomes available to help local clubs and parents to become coaches that would be a real bonus.
Coach education is expensive - even to get a level one certificate; but it also needs more volunteers to come forward."
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David Connell is Head of Business Development at Hertfordshire Sports Village in Hatfield.
He has been telling JACK fm people need to step up to the mark: "Everyone wants their children to be coached, but people aren't prepared necessarily to come forward and give up the time to qualify and then deliver coaching sessions.
Largely in this section, it is about volunteering and people don't get paid to coach - or if they do, it is very rare.
The biggest issue is simply there aren't enough people prepared to volunteer their time."
(ABOVE: David Connell from the Hertfordshire Sports Village in Hatfield)
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