Rebecca Evans, AM for Gower, is delighted to be backing I Am Team GB, the nation’s biggest ever sports day on Saturday 27th August.
I Am Team GB is brought to you 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. 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 via 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 Rebecca Evans AM is encouraging local clubs in Gower to get involved.
"I Am Team GB is the nation's biggest ever sports day. It is a chance for Gower's local clubs and teams to showcase what they do, and to welcome new people to their sport. It is also chance to be inspired by the fact that Great Britain's squad boasts a record number of Welsh athletes for an overseas Olympics this summer in Rio," said Rebecca.
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.