VOLUNTEER AT TRIBAL CLASH
ATTENTION TO DETAIL.
SENSE OF HUMOUR.
This is what makes Tribal Clash team the best in the field today. We are proud to work with a world-class team of individuals, many of whom return year after year and who have become part of the Tribal family. They come from all backgrounds but they all share an exceptional ability to make magic happen, in any weather, no matter what happens. Our volunteer crew is what makes Tribal Clash so unique and special.
Each Tribal Clash competition requires the help of 70-80 volunteers.
Getting the Tribal Clash beach ready for the competition takes several days. We arrive on site on the Monday before the Tribal Clash weekend, and we work from early in the morning until late at night through the week. Our build team erects the wooden rigs, fills hundreds of sandbags, measures and marks the competition arena, erects fencing, flags and barriers, marks swim and run routes, and ensures all the equipment is where it should be. Our 16-lane arena requires a team of 8-10 people, a telehandler, a few trucks and quite an assortment of tools! Our rigging teams also packs down the site on the Monday after the competition, deals with all the waste left behind, breaks down the rigs and the arena and transports all the equipment back to the Tribal Clash compound. During the competition, our rigging team is responsible for moving equipment in between events, and ensuring each event has the correct equipment available.
The Tribal Clash judges are at the heart of the competition. They have a crucial role in ensuring that the movement standards are adhered to, and that each team’s score accurately reflects the work that they have done. Our judges have an extra challenge that comes with our tactical team programming and equipment; our judges have to watch and assess the reps of the whole team simultaneously. They have to be able to see if the whole team squats below parallel exactly at the same moment, or if synchro burpees touch the target exactly at the same moment. Our judging team have to be on top of their game outdoors in any weather for two days. Typically each lane has two judges, who are also responsible for preparing the lanes for each heat.
The famous Tribal Clash Red Shirts. Athlete Support Team looks after all the participants from the moment they arrive on site: They handle team check-in on Friday, distribute camping & spectator wristbands and parking permits, and are on hand to deal with any queries or problems our participants may have when they arrive. During the competition, you will find most of the Athlete Support Team at Athlete Staging, where they brief the competitors on the workouts before they step onto the arena. They ensure that the heat turnaround is swift, and that the competition stays on schedule – no mean feat with 160 teams and several events with multiple heats! During the competition Athlete Support is the first point of contact for the competitors whether it’s lost property, a scoring issue or heat timings.
Tribal Clash behind the scenes: the jobs that no-one thinks about but without which the competition would grind to a halt. Our production team handles tech support and fixes power cuts, PA and DJ equipment failures, connectivity issues (a frequent problem on a remote beach!) so that important competition functions can carry on. The production team also manages parking, toilets and waste – everything that is essential to keep the event running smoothly.
All our international events are staffed by a team consisting of a mixture of UK and local volunteers. All our volunteers receive all meals during the weekend and some cool Tribal Clash kit. Any non-local volunteers (e.g. UK based staff working at one of our international events) also receive free flights and accommodation at location.
If you are interested in joining team Tribal, we want to hear from you! First, get in touch and tell us a little bit about yourself. By registering as a potential volunteer you are not guaranteed a role – at any Tribal Clash competition we typically have more volunteer applications than we have positions. See you on the beach!