Extra Dorset steward courses ahead of 2012 Olympics

Osprey Quay, site of the 2012 Olympic sailing events
Image caption Weymouth and Portland will host the sailing events during the 2012 Olympics

Extra courses have been organised for people interested in becoming event stewards in Dorset, ahead of the 2012 Olympics.

Weymouth and Portland will host the sailing events during the Games with an army of volunteers needed to help.

Due to interest and an increase in events leading up to 2012, there will be two extra, free two-day sessions.

These will run at Weyline Lounge at Weymouth Football Club, Bob Lucas Stadium, on 16 and 23 June.

The scheme is not part of the Weymouth and Portland Ambassadors Programme, which will support the hosting of games-related events during 2012, but could help candidates who want to become Olympic stewards.

The training, organised by Volunteer Centre Dorset, will cover a range of subjects from controlling movement of people to managing crowd problems.

The sessions are only open to people aged over 18 and not in full-time education.

A £30 booking fee is required to secure a place which will be refunded on attendance.

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