Newbury lawyer, Paul Trincas is aiming to swap the courtroom for the athletics track at the London 2012 Olympics – as he sets his sights on becoming an athletics official at the Olympic Stadium.
Paul, a partner and head of corporate services at Charles Lucas & Marshall, has applied to become part of the Olympic ‘Athletics Team’ – and has been short-listed for interview later this month (28th June).
If successful, he will be part of an army of an estimated 70,000 people who will be needed for key support roles during the duration of the Games.
“The Olympics in London is a one-off special event that is unlikely to arise again during my lifetime. I felt I would be kicking myself if I didn’t take the opportunity and apply,” says Paul.
“It is not a paid role but I love athletics and to be part of such a great occasion within the main Olympic Stadium is an experience and an opportunity I don’t want to miss out on.”
Paul, who is a qualified UK Athletics Official and who has taken written and practical exams as well as on-going assessments to achieve his qualified status, has been an active member of Newbury Athletics Club for the last ten years.
A schoolboy record holder in sprint hurdles, he now coaches youngsters interested in his favourite athletics event.
If selected, Paul will have to undertake a variety of training and briefing courses in the run up to London 2012 and will need to be available for all eleven days of track and field events.
As well as being a qualified UK Athletics Time-Keeper, he has listed ‘anti-doping’ regulation as an area of interest within his application.
You can contact Paul Trincas on 01635 521212 or email@example.com
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