During the selection of our 4,000 strong team to make up the Pit Crew, we have the pleasure of getting to know each and every one of the applicants. So over the months leading up to the Games, we will be sharing some of the inspiring stories of our volunteers.

Nigel from Auckland brings with him a range of skills, having volunteered as a firefighter, search and rescue member, fishery officer, rugby club official and former rugby referee. He is currently a Team Leader at the Police Communications Centre in Auckland making him super qualified to join the WMG2017 Pit Crew.

His first volunteering experience was at age of 5 when he would help his mother deliver meals on wheels to the elderly in town. He says it’s the great satisfaction that he gets out of making someone else’s day that keeps him volunteering on a regular basis.

After taking a break from volunteering to start a family in recent years, Nigel decided to get back in to it, and currently volunteers as a Fishery Officer of the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Nigel is most excited about the buzz around town that the World Masters Games 2017 will bring, and is keen to be part of the atmosphere. He also wants to showcase Auckland and New Zealand to all participants so they thoroughly enjoy their experience.

“Opportunities like this don’t come along very often” he says, and we agree with him!

We look forward to meeting Nigel and all the other volunteers that have applied to join the Pit Crew!