LINE Of Duty star Martin Compston is backing a campaign to find volunteers to help ensure the success of four Euro 2020 football matches being played at Hampden Park next summer.

The actor said it was a “once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience a major football tournament from the inside”.

Glasgow has been chosen as one of 12 host cities across Europe. Up to 1000 volunteers are needed to help deliver the games on June 15, 19, 23 and 30.

Compston, who was on the books of Aberdeen and Greenock Morton, was on hand at the national football to help promote the volunteer programme, with applications now available online.

Compston said: “Euro 2020 is the biggest football event ever to come to our country, so we really want to make sure that we give Europe and the world our famous Scottish welcome. There are a range of ways that volunteers can help support this amazing event and I’d encourage anyone with a passion for the game and volunteering to get involved.”

Interviews will be held between July and November, with training scheduled for next April or May ahead of the tournament taking place. Operating areas will include ceremonies, event transport, ticketing and venue management.

Anyone applying must be aged 18 or over and available for all four games, with some roles requiring availability from May 2020. Scottish Football Association chief executive Ian Maxwell said: “We are committed to supporting a diverse range of participants and ensuring that everybody has access to the volunteer programme.

Scotland has a real history of being able to put on high-quality, high-profile events, and the association has been a key player.

“I think it’s a very fitting way to celebrate the competition’s 60th anniversary, open it up to as many supporters and volunteers as we can, take top-class elite level football to as many supporters across the continent as we can. It’s a great initiative.”

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