This weekend (August 27th) will see the nations biggest ever sports day being held across the country.
Pauline Latham OBE MP has said she is “delighted” to be supporting I Am Team GB, a national day of sport on Saturday 27thAugust. I Am Team GB is being hosted by ITV and The National Lottery, working with the British Olympic Association, UK Sport and supported by Join In, the London 2012 volunteer legacy charity.
British Olympians returning from Rio will be joined by famous faces from ITV, to celebrate Team GB’s success.
The day will see thousands of sports clubs across the UK open their doors and in an unprecedented move, ITV, STV and UTV will switch off their channels for an hour to inspire the nation to take part in a wide range of sports, free of charge. The day will also celebrate the support the public gives Team GB’s athletes by playing The National Lottery. Over £80 million has been raised each year by National Lottery players to help fund elite athletes during the four-year build-up to Rio 2016.
It is a golden opportunity for every sports club and activity group to welcome new members and supporters and Pauline Latham OBE MP is asking for local clubs in Derbyshire to get involved. Pauline Latham OBE MP said:
“The Team GB Rio Olympics results were incredible, beating our best medals records, even that set at home in London. In particular the achievements of Derbyshire sports superstars, Adam Peaty in the pool and Hollie Webb on the hockey pitch.
I Am Team GB is a great idea which I am fully supporting. It would be good to see local sports clubs from Mid-Derbyshire sign up for the big day and anyone who feels inspired by our athletes to go along to one of the events on the day”.
If you are a local sports club and would like to take part, or a member of the public wanting a fun day out on Saturday 27th August, please go to http://iamteamgb.com/ to find out how you can be part of I Am Team GB.