30 September 2016, Friday, 19:24
UFA, 30 September 2016. /Bashinform News Agency, Dmitry Slezin/. The Bashinform News Agency held a press conference dedicated to the recruitment of volunteers for the World Football Cup 2018.
"Today Leonid Nosonov, the Head of the Centre to recruit volunteers for the World Cup 2018 came to our republic. We plan to meet with the leadership of the mayor's office, to hold a "football class" at leading universities, in particular, at Bashkir State University, a flashmob "Ball Launch" and sign an agreement on opening of a branch of the volunteer centre — the Centre for Physical Culture and Sports Development in the Republic of Bashkortostan, where volunteers will be trained", the deputy of the State Assembly RB Rustem Ahmadinurov told reporters.
"Already, more than two thousand applications have been received. The Russian State Social University prepares volunteers who will work directly at the World Cup matches in Moscow", said Rustem Ahmadinurov. "Volunteers are recruited from around the world, 30 percent of applications — from foreign citizens, 70 — from our own. We would like representatives of the republic to be among the volunteers of the championship".
In addition to the Ufa branch of the Russian State Social University the Centre for Physical Culture and Sports RB headed by Timur Safargaleev will also be engaged in volunteers training. Its volunteers successfully work at the matches of FC "Ufa" now.
Timur Safargaleev identified three main directions in the Sports Centre RB activities. It is working with the Russian Football Union for the preparation of the attendants at the matches of the Premier League. There will be many activities in the next year, including street football, street workout and all street sports. Opening of a fan zone in the Congress Hall square is planned, where matches of the World Cup 2018 will be shown.
To become a volunteer, you should be at least 18 years old at the time of the competition with no upper age limit. A contract is concluded with each volunteer, he is provided with equipment and food. Over 15 thousand volunteers will be trained by the Football World Cup 2018 in 11 cities of Russia.