Get_pitchside_London_2012November 15 - British hockey supporters are being given an outstanding once in a lifetime opportunity to get pitchside at the London 2012 Olympic Games as Great Britain Hockey launches an exclusive hunt for 36 volunteers to be ball persons.

Working in conjunction with London 2012, Great Britain Hockey's search will see 100 Olympic hopefuls aged between 18 and 25 attend ball patrol boot camp, where they will be trained and tested and whittled down to the final 36.

Jeremy Evans, the National Manager for 2012 Activities & Events at Great Britain Hockey, said: "With less than two years to go until the London Olympic Games this is an incredibly exciting time for hockey.

"The Olympic hockey tournament is set to be one of the most exciting and most watched sports in London and for us to be able to offer this once in a lifetime opportunity is very special.

"It's fantastic to be able to work with LOCOG and with the teamwork being shown by England, Scotland and Wales in offering this to fans across the length and breadth of the country, it is a great example of British collaboration even before our teams step onto the pitch."

Following a month long online registration process, which will run from 15 November until noon on Monday 13 December 2010, a ballot will be held and 100 aspiring ball persons will be shortlisted for the boot camp, details of which will be announced early in 2011.

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