In the summer of 2017, we worked with England Athletics to create an identity and establish an online community, to bring together their wonderful running & athletic volunteers. 6 months on, the Facebook group community, Team Spirit, is thriving and England Athletics held their first volunteer focussed conference in Birmingham to celebrate their volunteers, and encourage them to share experiences and knowledge with the hope of improving the experiences of volunteers in the future.
We went up to the very beautiful Great Hall in Birmingham University for the event to help the England Athletics team manage their social media, capture some special moments and create a promotional video to showcase the success of the Team Spirit Conference 2018.
We’re with our client @EnglandAthletic at @unibirmingham for #TeamSpiritConf2018 today pic.twitter.com/P8jy80PvQ0— Blue Stag (@Blue___Stag) February 3, 2018
There were so many lovely people there, who dedicate so much time to helping others. We also had the pleasure and honour of meeting Donna Fraser, 4 time Olympian, and Denise Larrad, winner of the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero 2017.
Here are some of the highlights of the day...
What a thoroughly fantastic @EnglandAthletic @Spiritof2012 conference. Brilliant to be in the company of so many wonderful people #TeamSpiritConf2018 pic.twitter.com/GlK9HuF4Eb— Matt Birkett (@birkettmatt) February 3, 2018
Feeling inspired and great to see so many people here. My favourite quote on our Learning Wall so far ....#TeamSpiritConf2018 @Spiritof2012 @EnglandAthletic pic.twitter.com/Uc0OvZfJvH— Kerry (@talkytalkyhappy) February 3, 2018
Just casually hanging out at #TeamSpiritConf2018 with the amazing 4 x Olympian @DonnaLegz pic.twitter.com/4FAuFkKprJ— Hazel Stones (@Hazel_Stones) February 3, 2018
What a great day at TeamSpiritConf2018! Lots learnt and spoke to lots of new people. @EnglandAthletic pic.twitter.com/18u45r7rqD— Rebecca Pickard (@Rebecca_Pickard) February 3, 2018
Definitely one of the best pictures of the day @donnalegz 😀📸 Remember to tag us in your pictures and use #TeamSpiritConf2018 #selfie @Spiritof2012 pic.twitter.com/MJh5AK38vz— England Athletics (@EnglandAthletic) February 3, 2018