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YAE2019 Media Mixed Zone Team Member

As first point of contact for players coming off court, Mixed Zone Team members provide crucial support to accredited media by ensuring the efficient operation of the Championships mixed zone (where players are interviewed by the world’s media as they exit the Field of Play after every match).

Team Leader: Mixed Zone Manager (Volunteer) / Media Centre Manager
Team: Media

As a Media Team Member, we may reasonably expect you to:
- Meet and greet all attending media, and help resolve any queries
- Liaise with TV production crews and the Field of Play team to welcome players off court
- Welcome players off court in a courteous manner and present them to the awaiting media
- Usher players through the mixed zone process, making them available to all media present and ready – including TV and press
- Assist with requests for interviews where appropriate – including the use of translation services
- Oversee and be mindful of player welfare and timings, addressing any issues in consultation with the Mixed Zone manager
- Maintain a constant flow of relevant, appropriate flash quotes (player reaction) to the Media Centre Team
- Generate some content (for example, blog and social media) to assist the Media Centre Manager and Production teams
- Assist with arrangements for press conferences, sponsor events and photo opportunities that may be of interest to media
- Volunteer during evenings and weekends.

When do you volunteer?
- There is a selection of shifts for you to indicate your availability.
- We hope that you will be able to volunteer with us for at least five shifts throughout the event so that we can each get the most from the volunteering experience.
- All shift timings are correct at the time of recruitment. However some changes may occur in the build-up and during the event itself. We will share any changes with as much notice as possible and discuss this with you.
- Weekend shifts will be prioritised for volunteers who have volunteered earlier during the Championships.

Please see the attached Role Description for further information on the expectations of the role. Any questions please send to:

National Indoor Arena, B12AA

Badminton England will provide volunteers with free refreshments and meals during their shifts, complimentary clothing and exclusive off-duty access to watching the event!

- Ideally previous experience of event volunteering and media - A passion for eventsor sport - Comfortable using a computer and IT systems - Able to follow instructions and a process - Some copywriting experience - Some social media experience - Confident and clear verbal communication - High attention to detail and strong written communication - Initiative to respond to exciting, ever-changing event demands - Willing to get involved - Professional attitude and welcoming nature.

Please use the 'Getting Here' page on Arena Birmingham's website:

Event Support,Media,VolunteerYONEX All England,Badminton,Mixed Zone

You must be over 18 years old Applicants will be shortlisted Accessible Expenses Paid

Open from Wednesday 6th March 2019 to Sunday 10th March 2019

Closing on Thursday 31st January 2019 in -51 days.

offered by Badminton England

Latest Feedback

Left on Monday 18th March 2019 for YAE2019 Steward Team Member

Mel is so lovely. He took good care of each volunteer which I do appreciate the most. He managed our food vouchers and explained everything thoroughly where I didn't understand or where to go (as when I asked the ladies on the desk, they didnt know much!) Mel took an initiative to give us all volunteers goodies (sweets) when we were on our duties as a thank you. That was a lovely gesture as a team leader. I have been working with Mel for years! Not only that, we were all given an hour break (I do not think 30minutes was enough, personally). Again, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who was involved in Steward team.

Left on Monday 18th March 2019 for YAE2019 Shuttle Control Team Member

The team was so lovely and took good care of me. They made a wonderful team and made sure the players were given new shuttles and very dedicated on the jobs. We had fair amount of break time (30mins) & were pretty flexible too. We had good laughs too!

Left on Saturday 16th March 2019 for YAE2019 Steward Team Member

Well organised and supported

Left on Saturday 16th March 2019 for YAE2019 Media Mixed Zone Team Member

This is an amazing experience. I would highly recommend volunteering for the Yonex All England's. To be part of what is one of the best tournaments world wide is an honour. Looking forward to YAE20

Left on Friday 15th March 2019 for YAE2018 Field of Play Entrance Team Member

Great fun and well supported

Left on Friday 15th March 2019 for YAE2019 Accreditation Team Member

Another fun tournament



Wednesday, 06 March 2019

Starting at 07:00 for 8.5 hours

Wednesday, 06 March 2019

Starting at 15:00 for 9 hours

Thursday, 07 March 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Thursday, 07 March 2019

Starting at 15:30 for 7 hours

Friday, 08 March 2019

Starting at 08:00 for 7.5 hours

Friday, 08 March 2019

Starting at 15:00 for 8.5 hours

Saturday, 09 March 2019

Starting at 08:00 for 7.5 hours

Saturday, 09 March 2019

Starting at 15:00 for 7.5 hours

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Starting at 09:30 for 10 hours


National Indoor Arena, B12AA