Don't miss a story sign up to Exmouth Journal's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Paralympic role for Marcus

11:30 17 August 2012

Marcus Lang, who will be a games maker at the Paralympics.

Marcus Lang, who will be a games maker at the Paralympics.


An Exmouth man is preparing to help out at the Paralympic Games.

Marcus Lang, 39, of Langstone Drive, (pictured) has been chosen as a volunteer ‘games maker’ and will be working in the Aquatic Centre throughout the Paralympic swimming contest.

He will be heading up to London this weekend for a behind the scenes look at the centre, before the games start on August 29.

It comes at the end of a seven year wait for Marcus, who expects the experience to be ‘wicked’.

He said: “I’m mad on sport generally, and right from when the Olympics were announced in 2005 I was signed up to be involved. I was hoping to be involved in both games, and was gutted not to be, although it would have been a busy summer.”

Marcus has already had a taste of the Olympics, after winning a games maker competition to watch rehearsals for the opening ceremony.

He also took some pupils from Willand School, where until recently he was deputy headteacher, to form part of the guard of honour for the ceremony proper.

He said: “We had a tour of the park, and saw all the athletes going past us into the stadium for the ceremony.

“Watching the Olympics has been really exciting. They said they wanted to inspire a generation, and children I know have been really inspired.”


Other News Stories

Yesterday, 12:30
Father Nick Batchelor with his daughters Rosie (left) and Grace (right)

A kind-hearted school pupil from Topsham has nominated her father for a community award.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00
Syria children were 'overwhelmed' to receive letters of friendship from Lympstone Primary School pupils.

‘There wasn’t a dry eye left’ as Lympstone Primary School pupils looked at pictures and watched a video of Syrian youngsters receiving letters of friendship.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30
Overflowing recycling bins at Tesco, Salterton Road.

Supermarket chain Tesco has called for people to use its recycling area responsibly, after it was left strewn with dumped waste.

Read more
Fri, 16:30
Freddie Woodcock, pictured with grandchildren Izabella Woodcock, Beau Watson, and Jay Woodcock, and copies of his book, The Secret Coin.

A Brixington grandfather, who has overcome dyslexia to write his first novel, is hoping to encourage others to write.

Read more
Fri, 12:30
Brixington Church

Plans to demolish Brixington Community Church and spend £2.5million rebuilding it could be altered to ease residents’ concerns, the Reverend Simon Atkinson has said.

Read more
Fri, 10:00
Aerial view of Exmouth Ref: 23-05-0043SH

A new survey, asking the public about redevelopment plans for Exmouth seafront, has found strong opposition to the current proposals.

Read more
Fri, 09:15

A formal planning application has been submitted for an M&S food store on the site of Exmouth Bus Station.

Read more
Thu, 14:31
Injuries suffered by David Yeo when an e-cigarette battery caught fire in his pocket.

An Exmouth man has suffered serious burns after an e-cigarette battery blew up in his trouser pocket.

Read more
Thu, 10:00

Police have issued an appeal for help in tracking down vandals who struck at the Exmouth land train’s garaging facilities on the Maer Road car park.

Read more
Thu, 06:30

Extra trains will be running between Exmouth and Exeter on Sundays in the run-up to Christmas.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Search for a job in Exmouth

Find planning applications