Newbury lawyer, Paul Trincas has been chosen as one of the athletics officials for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Paul, a partner and head of corporate services at Charles Lucas & Marshall, was short-listed for interview at the end of June and found out today (23 September) he had been selected.
Paul has been selected to be part of the London 2012 Olympic high profile ‘Athletics Team’ and his role will be performed within the main Olympic Stadium.
Among many responsibilities, he will need to ensure the track and field of play is properly prepared, maintained, marshalled and supplied. However, further and more specific details of his role will be notified to him shortly.
“To be perfectly honest, following my interview in June, I had put it to the back of my mind,” said Paul. “I thought the chances of my being offered a position within the ‘Athletics Team’ in the main Olympic Stadium were not that great given that some 250,000 people had applied to be part of the Olympic Games - and they needed less than 200 to be part of the ‘Athletics Team.’
“When I was told by email, I had to read it twice to reassure myself it was true,” added Paul.
“It is a voluntary role and I will need to be available for eleven days of the track and field events. I may also be contacted to officiate at the Paralympics Games which would be a great honour.
“I love athletics and to be part of such a great occasion within the main Olympic Stadium will be the experience of a lifetime.”
Paul, who is a qualified UK Athletics Official and qualified UK Athletics Coach, 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.
Paul will now have to undertake a variety of training and briefing courses in the run up to London 2012, as well as attending various test events to ensure that everything is ready for 2012.
You can contact Paul Trincas on 01635 521212 or firstname.lastname@example.org