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FREE Commonwealth Games Volunteer Lunch

16 years on from hosting arguably one of the most successful events in Commonwealth Games history, we’re taking a moment during Gold Coast 2018 to reflect on Manchester’s incredible journey and recognise the event that significantly changed the landscape of sport and leisure across our city…forever.

The Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002 not only consolidated our global reputation as THE city for sport (setting the benchmark for future games), but also provided the perfect catalyst to establish one of the largest volunteer programmes in the UK that has gone from strength to strength for nearly 2 decades now…which, simply put, would not be the success story it is today without our most valuable asset – YOU!

And it’s not just bravado, we’ll let the facts speak for themselves…over 16 years our volunteers have

- Grown to almost 6,000 members
- Logged over 73,000 hours
- Supported 1,000+ individual opportunities
- Attended well-over 38,000 sessions
Impressive stuff!

As a simple gesture of appreciation and thank you to our volunteers, we would love you to attend our FREE COMMONWEALTH LUNCH at Manchester Regional Arena on Friday 20th April from 12.30pm through to 2.30pm.

We have created the lunch as an opportunity on, if you’re able to attend, please sign-up to the lunch before Friday 13th April.

This lunch will be an opportunity to meet fellow volunteers from as far back as 2002 (some you may not have seen for 16 years) and share stories and experiences from 2002 and beyond. If you still have your kit, or any memorabilia from the Games, feel free to wear on the day or bring with you.

We will also be setting up a Social Media Wall to showcase the cohesive volunteering community that has grown since 2002. Please include #MCR16YEARSON in any Tweets, Facebook or Instagram posts around the Commonwealth Games, or any volunteering you’re undertaking, and we’ll pick these up!

We will also be looking to capture some of your stories on the day of the lunch too.

Parking is available on site through Gate 2 (blue car park) or the Etihad Campus tram stop is on site and only 2 minute walk. Free tea, coffee and soft drinks will also be available.

We look forward to meeting you on the day. Please make your way to the Trackside Suite of the Indoor Arena.

National Squash Centre, Rowseley Street, Etihad Campus, Gate 13, M113FF

Free lunch, great opportunity to socialise and re-connect with like-minded people

Bus: From Piccadilly, no.216 bus to Etihad Stadium leaves every 5 minutes until 19.00 and then every 10 until 20.00, approximately 3 minute walk to centre. Or From Cheetham, no. 53 bus to the Etihad Stadium Train: Piccadilly to Ashburys, approximately 15 minute walk to the centre. Tram: Etihad Campus on the Ashton-under-Lyne line.


You must be over 16 years old Accessible

Open from Friday 20th April 2018 to Friday 20th April 2018

Closing on Friday 13th April 2018 in -130 days.

offered by Manchester Sports Development Team

Latest Feedback

Left on Tuesday 5th June 2018 for FREE Commonwealth Games Volunteer Lunch

met some lovely people

Left on Tuesday 29th May 2018 for FREE Commonwealth Games Volunteer Lunch

Good event for people to meet up again. Only criticism, vegetarian food not labelled and difficult to see without pulling sandwiches apart. I picked up two which actually had meat in them, so unfortunately wasted.

Left on Thursday 24th May 2018 for National Olympic and Paralympic Homecoming Parade - Athlete Boarding Point

Fabulous day, well organised and executed

Left on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 for Mens & Womens Under 21 EU Nations Water Polo Championship

i love doing what am doing

Left on Saturday 5th May 2018 for AJ Bell PSA World Championships 2017

Amazing event, world calss organization, outstanding venue

Left on Saturday 28th April 2018 for FREE Commonwealth Games Volunteer Lunch

Great event to acknowledge volunteers contribution to the Manchester Commonwealth Games.



Friday, 20 April 2018

Starting at 12:30 for 2 hours