Martin Compston leads call for volunteers to help at Hampden’s Euro 2020 matches

Line Of Duty star Martin Compston has called on the “Scottish football family” to step up, with volunteers needed for Euro 2020.

Hampden Park will host four matches of the Uefa tournament next summer, with Glasgow chosen as one of 12 host cities across Europe.

Up to 1,000 volunteers are needed to help deliver the games on June 15, 19, 23 and 30.

The actor, who was previously a professional footballer, was on hand at Scotland’s national football stadium to help promote the Volunteer Programme with applications now available online.

Compston said: “This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience a major football tournament from the inside.

“Uefa Euro 2020 is the biggest and best football event to have ever come to our country, so we really want to make sure that we give Europe and the world our famous Scottish welcome.

“There are a range of ways that volunteers can help support this amazing event and I’d encourage anyone with a passion for the game and volunteering to get involved.”

Interviews will be held between July and November, with training scheduled for next April/May ahead of the tournament taking place.

Operating areas include ceremonies, event transport, ticketing and venue management among others.

Anyone applying must be aged 18 or over and available for all four games, with some roles requiring availability from May 2020.

Martin Compston
Up to 1,000 volunteers are needed for Hampden Park to host four Euro 2020 matches (Dom Cocozza/PA)

Scottish FA chief executive Ian Maxwell said: “We are committed to supporting a diverse range of participants and ensuring that everybody has access to the Uefa Euro 2020 Volunteer Programme.

“This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our volunteers to get a unique insight into a major footballing event when the four matches take place at Hampden Park in June 2020.

“Scotland has a real history of being able to put on high-quality, high-profile events, and the association has been a key player.

“I think it’s a very fitting way to celebrate the competition’s 60th anniversary, open it up to as many supporters and volunteers as we can, take top-class elite level football to as many supporters across the continent as we can. It’s a great initiative.”

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