Every year for over 14 years, the sheer enthusiasm, passion, dedication and resolve of a family of Inline hockey players, managers, volunteers and fans come together and celebrate the game in honour of the old time players. The coaches, managers and lovers of inline come together and put themselves back on the line, in a display of skill and experience that can not quite be replicated at the younger levels. This has developed into such an event that few could have predicted when we first rolled our old wheels back on the rink again.
So here we are now with a prestigious event, truly global in nature, and an epic hockey competition. The amazing fact is that all this is sustained with pure goodwill, favours, borrowing and begging, on the most minimal of budget. So, in order to deliver ever more value to a growing world wide audience, the Media team at MIHWA, led by Pete Wirt, and producer Aldo Berardi, are calling for volunteers to help us in 2024. So many teams bring family, friends, management and backroom staff who all support the players in their fight for the cup. We are looking for teams to bring along one or two, either of the already existing support team, or additional members, to help us deliver the games worldwide. We may not the BBC, Eurosport or Sky, but I think we can do justice to our coverage of the games. In addition to being a part of this spectacular event, you would also enjoy a valuable experience for career development, especially for young people in further or higher education, or aspiring to work in media, events, production and management. We have specific roles to apply for, and are more than happy to take on as many as we can get. You will enjoy benefits enjoyed by all the volunteers, such as unique branded clothes/uniform, access to VIP areas, tickets to special events and allowance for meals where appropriate. It's the best we can offer, but the real offer is the chance to be a part of something really special, and support a huge global sports event. So will you help? We have the following positions needing to be filled:
Camera assistants: You would operate the main or supplemental cameras for both rinks. Help set up and maintain cameras, cables, batteries, adjust angles, and mainly professionally follow play on main cameras, and operate interview cameras and roving reports.
Two or three production assistants: You can create the interface for the broadcast. Some familiarity with Youtube live broadcasting and digital video production would be really helpful. Live camera switching, graphic display software for scores, headlines, advertising logos, timekeeping and instant replay, maintenance of broadband internet connexions, and monitoring of digital rights. You don't need to be an expert, but if you know a little bit it's a massive help.
Four or five media assistants: Fancy yourself as a sports journalist? I need support for news and other time sensitive info onto the website, youtube, twitter etc. You would be writing copy for the website, getting quotes from players, mangers, fans etc. Creating social media shorts, on Tiktok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and more. I also need one to be a personal assistant, to help coordinate interviews, run information from teams and the box, and more!
Any experience you bring is great, but I will happily take anyone, at any age old or young, who has enthusiasm to learn and support us in our challenge. Contact me directly if you have any questions (Pete.email@example.com), and coordinate with your team manager how you may join your team, and be apart of our team to broadcast the best hockey event of all to the world!