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Friendly Faces of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

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Thousands of excited clyde-siders, Glasgow 2014 staff and the wider workforce joined forces on Friday for the first time as they prepared to become the friendly faces of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

A record breaking 50,811 people applied for up to 15,000 coveted clyde-sider roles with Glasgow 2014. The entire workforce has come together from across Scotland and the UK.

The workforce will have games Time roles as diverse as spectator services, press operations, anti-doping, protocol and transport but collectively will be the smiling face of the games.

Renowned outdoor clothing manufacturer Trespass, the Official Provider of Casual Uniforms for the games, created the workforce uniform which consists of red polo shirt, grey trousers, red and white soft shell jacket, red cagoule and grey hat. The workforce will also be given matching bags, umbrellas and a water bottle supplied by A.G. Barr an Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The company has also created the casual uniform for the Technical Officials which reflects the style and garments in the games workforce uniform but in blue and green rather than red which is more suitable for the Field of Play.

Clyde the Official Glasgow 2014 Mascot has also been given his own bespoke uniform to match that of the workforce.

Lord Smith of Kelvin, KT, Chairman of Glasgow 2014, said, It was a proud and emotional moment for me to stand in front of the thousands of people who will make these games a reality. From 2007, when the bid was accepted but the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games a far-off prospect, to being there today to see the amazing army of people who will make the Games great was a very special milestone in what has been a tremendous journey ... I think the uniform is terrific I am delighted that Clyde has his! and I look forward to seeing the workforce wear it with pride in our venues across Glasgow and Scotland.

Commonwealth Games Scotland Chairman, Michael Cavanagh, said, Seeing the Glasgow 2014 clyde-siders uniform for the first time is another terrific step towards Scotlands biggest-ever sporting moment on the global stage becoming a reality. Those who wear it will be the friendly faces of the games and offering a warm welcome to Glasgow and Scotland for the athletes of the Commonwealth and hundreds and thousands of fans who come here to enjoy one of the worlds great sporting occasions.

Scotland, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014, VisitScotland, Glasgow

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