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clyde-sider of the week - Ben Boatman

clyde-sider of the week - Ben Boatman

What’s your name and where are you from?

My name is Ben Boatman and I’m originally from Loughton in Essex. I’m currently living in Dalkeith just outside of Edinburgh as I work in Linlithgow inspiring children to take up sport as an Active Schools Coordinator.

Are people in Dalkeith excited about Glasgow 2014?

With less than 100 days to go people in Dalkeith are starting to gear up for the games especially with the Diving coming to Edinburgh. There is definitely a buzz around Dalkeith.

What clyde-sider role have you been offered?

I’ve been offered a role in Spectator Services.

Where will you be based?

I will be based at the new home of Scottish Hockey at the National Hockey Centre in Glasgow Green.

What are you most looking forward to about your role?

The excitement, the chance to meet so many wonderful people, the fun, the experience and atmosphere of the Games. I'm also looking forward to being part of the team that will bring this event to a fantastic city and being able to say ‘I was there’.

What's been your favourite thing about training so far?

The orientation was excellent and I loved the Sport Demonstration Tasters, there are some really talented athletes out there.

Why did you want to be a clyde-sider in the first place?

I was a Games Maker at London 2012 and the experience from that was incredible. I learnt so much about being the friendly face of the Games and now living up in Scotland I wanted to share that enthusiasm and experience at Glasgow 2014.

Have you visited Glasgow before? If so what’s your favourite thing about the city?

I have been a few times and love the friendliness of the people. I am looking forward to experiencing the city more when my role starts as well as the local pubs and restaurants.

If you won a Gold medal, what would your celebration song be?

Rocking all over the World by Status Quo.

Can you sum up what you think Glasgow 2014 will be like in 3 words?

Buzzing, Inspirational and Sporty!

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