NULC student heads to Rio Olympics.
10th February 2016
A level student Florence (Flossie) Owen will soon fulfill a lifelong dream after being selected to volunteer at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Eighteen year old Flossie, who currently studies A levels in Photography, Media Studies and Psychology is also a member of NULC’s Academy of Sport where she plays in the Volleyball team.
Flossie said: “After attending the London 2012 Olympic Games as a spectator watching the volleyball and seeing the volunteers, I realised what a fantastic opportunity they had been given. I thought to myself that I would love to do this at the next Olympics. So, two years later in October 2014, I applied. I chose to write about my experience and passion for volleyball to influence the role that they could offer me.”
The interview process for volunteer selection at the 2016 Olympic Games began with an interview via webcam where candidates were asked to discuss what Rio 2016 meant to them. Flossie then had a tentative four month wait to understand the outcome of the interview, during which time she continued to update her application with new experiences and qualifications she had gained.
Said Flossie: “In December 2015 I was delighted to receive an email that confirmed I had been selected as a volunteer. Just one month later, I learned that I had secured my dream role of Field of Play (FOP) Indoor Volleyball Team Member.”
Trevor Humphreys, Academy of Sport Manager said: “This is an incredible opportunity, we are all immensely proud of Flossie’s achievement and determination to fulfill her dream. Volunteering at the Olympic Games is a once in a lifetime experience so we would encourage Flossie to make the most of her time in Rio de Janeiro. We hope that she will return and share her experience with her peers, inspiring them to pursue similar goals in the future.”
Flossie continued: “I’m so excited to have the opportunity to meet my role models and see what it takes to make an Olympic Games so successful. I am going to enjoy every moment.”
After the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, Flossie aims to keep setting herself high goals. Her main aspiration is to qualify to become a volleyball referee which will allow her achieve another dream of travelling around the world.
If you would like to consider helping Flossie fund her journey to Rio this summer please go to https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/florence-owen
For more information about the range of A level courses we offer and information about the West Midlands No.1 Sports Academy visit www.nulc.ac.uk