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Be part of our Junior Takeover Day

24th March 2017 | 12:00 am

By Leeds Rhinos

Headingley Carnegie Stadium will once again be taken over by a mini group of helpers on Easter Monday when the Rhinos take on Widnes Vikings as part of the club’s second Junior Takeover Day.

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Headingley Carnegie Stadium will once again be taken over by a mini group of helpers on Easter Monday when the Rhinos take on Widnes Vikings as part of the club’s second Junior Takeover Day.

Last year the club held their first ever Junior Takeover Day which was a huge success, with 16 youngsters shadowing club employees to not only give them a unique look behind the scenes at the club but also hopefully inspire them about a career in professional sport.

This year all junior fans, aged 8-14, are invited to apply for junior job roles at the club, from Groundsman to Chief Executive.  The special day will celebrate the club’s junior supporters by giving them an exclusive behind the scenes insight into life at the Rhinos on a match day.

To be eligible to take part in the Junior Takeover Day the child needs to be aged between 8 and 14 years old and be available to attend the Leeds Rhinos v Widnes game on Monday 17th April between 11.30am 5pm.

To apply for the job simply click on the links below for the job you want to apply for and send in an email of why you want the role.  Please include the child’s name and age along with contact number for the parent.  All children who take part will receive a free T-shirt so please state their T-shirt size. 

The roles available are

Community Officer
Meeting and greeting the schools who are taking part in activities, organising half time teams, flag bearers and setting up half time teams on the pitch.

Head of Customer Experience
Shadowing Head of Customer Experience on every day match day operations around the stadium. Mainly focussing on Ticket Office operations.

Ground Staff
Pre-match time only from 10am. Marking out the lines and centre spot, pre-match testing, over seeding bare areas, putting the post pads and flags up and communicating with the relevant people regarding the situation of the pitch.

Chief Executive / Corporate Executive
Pre-match only. Assisting with set-up of corporate facilities, support the corporate team with meeting and greeting guests, distributing team sheets to guests.

Media Manager
Updating Social Media before the game, distributing team sheets to the press, writing a match report, and pre-match interviews.

Marketing Executive
Throughout the game. Meeting and greeting performers and entertainers, assisting with set up for entertainment around the ground, distributing promotional material around the ground, helping with pitch activity at half time, shadow match day meeting with PA Announcer, DJ and screen operators and helping with other reasonable requests on run up to kick off.
 
Safety Officer 
Pre match only. Over seeing match day activity within the stadium and ensuring the safety of all persons within Headingley Carnegie Stadium. 

PA Announcer
Working with the club's PA Announcer to announce the teams and entertainers onto the pitch pre-match and announcing scorers during the game.

Junior Referee
Assisting the referee pre-match with duties such as the coin toss and carrying the match ball onto the pitch. (Will need to wear rugby boots)

All applications need to be made to Jessica.ives@leedsrugby.com by 12 noon on Sunday 2nd April.