Williams Lake’s Abbi Taylor will be volunteering from Aug. 5-24 at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Taylor

Williams Lake’s Abbi Taylor will be volunteering from Aug. 5-24 at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Taylor

Taylor to volunteer at U010 World Cup

Williams Lake will have representation at next month’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Williams Lake will have representation at next month’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Abbi Taylor, who attends Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont., recently found out she’d been accepted to work as a volunteer during the event, which runs from Aug. 5-24 in Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal and Toronto.

Taylor will be volunteering in guest services at BMO Field in Toronto.

“I’m taking sport management in school and they encourage you to get out and volunteer as much as possible,” Taylor said. “I sent out my resume, filled out questionnaires, had a phone interview, got accredited by FIFA, had a background check, so I guess it was pretty extensive [to be picked].

“I’ll be welcoming people to the field or helping people if they need assistance.”

Taylor said she’s excited for the event, and added she’s never been to BMO Field.

“Canada plays twice while I’m there so that will be cool,” she said.

Taylor will arrive in Toronto Saturday for orientation and training as one of 250 volunteers at the venue, before games begin Aug. 5 with Canada taking on Ghana.

She also hopes to volunteer next year at the World Junior Championships and at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.

 

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