Manchester 2002 will uniform approximately 12,000 people including the technical officials, paid staff and volunteers. Uniforms for a major international sporting event not only serve to identify the workforce, but are a powerful communicator of the image of the Games. They will play an integral part in the overall presentation of the Manchester XVII Commonwealth Games enhancing the venue dressing; street banners; tickets; publications and media broadcasts.
The casual uniform, which will be worn by 95 per cent of volunteers, comes in three distinctive colours for easy identification:
The colours will be teamed with black sports trousers, casual jacket and distinctive northern flat cap. In addition to the uniform, Crew 2002 will also receive a Commonwealth Games branded bag, water bottle and umbrella.
Each jacket carries a label signed by HRH The Earl of Wessex, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation, with the message “Thank you – we couldn’t have done this without you!”
Uniforms will distributed from mid June 2002 at the Accreditation and Uniform Centre in east Manchester.