Our Greatest Team Needs You!

04 May 2012 / 20:30

In just 84 days, Britain will welcome the world for the greatest sporting spectacle of a lifetime. Home support will be crucial for our athletes in Team GB and ParalympicsGB, and your support will help them to perform at their very best. The best way to get behind the team is with the official Team GB and ParalympicsGB supporters scarf.

Available in NEXT stores beginning today, the official supporters scarf has been created by the British Olympic Association (BOA) and British Paralympic Association (BPA) in partnership with NEXT as the official retailer. Profits from the sale of the scarves will go towards supporting Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes at London 2012 and beyond. This is the ultimate show of support, with fans wearing it in the streets, waving it along the torch relay around the country and in stadia in front of the athletes. The nation covered in a sea of scarves will create a wave of support to help inspire our athletes.

Printed on 100% cotton, the eye-catching designs are rich in meaning. The OFFICIAL TEAM GB SUPPORTERS’ SCARF incorporates:

  • 900 FIGURES to represent the 900 athletes of Team GB and ParalympicsGB
  • 900 HEARTS to express the nation’s special love for each of them
  • 900 STARS to recognize that every one of our athletes is a true star
  • National landmarks to represent the fact that the athletes are drawn from every corner of the land
  • 60 HANDS to symbolise the 60 million supporters of Our Greatest Team

Each of the 26 Olympic sports is also represented, together with English roses, Welsh daffodils, Northern Irish flax and Scottish thistles – plus the date of the opening ceremony.

The OFFICIAL PARALYMPICSGB SUPPORTERS’ SCARF features a dynamic lion motif to portray the courage, talent and determination of ParalympicsGB athletes. You will also find 60 hands to symbolise the athletes’ sixty million supporters and a map of Great Britain.

Both designs are available exclusively at NEXT nationwide in store and online at www.next.co.uk. Designed in a choice of two sizes – 50cm (ideal for kids) and 90cm square – priced at £5 and £10 respectively.

So if you wear it or wave it ensure you have this official item to let the athletes know you are part of Our Greatest Team.