The nation's biggest sports day 'I Am Team GB' returns
I Am Team GB

The nation's biggest sports day 'I Am Team GB' returns

04 July 2019 / 06:16
I Am Team GB, The Nation's Biggest Sports Day and supported by Toyota, returns this August and will once again provide thousands of people across the country with opportunities to get active this summer as the countdown continues to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

With the support of Toyota and four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny, I Am Team GB will look to develop from its success three years ago which saw almost one million people taking part in the event which celebrated the success of Team GB Olympians returning from Rio 2016.

I Am Team GB will culminate with a day of sport and physical activity, known as The Nation’s Biggest Sports Day, on Saturday 24th August 2019 during the Bank Holiday weekend. It will provide a variety of opportunities for people with a range of experiences and abilities to get involved and to try new activities. 

To discover and sign up to events, members of the public can visit IAmTeamGB.com where they can also get involved as Games Makers and create and host their own activities for their communities. 

Hundreds of activities have already been set up by the volunteer Games Makers, including ‘have a go’ opportunities with a variety of sports, walks in the local area, family tag rugby games plus many more. Team GB Olympic athletes are also set to make appearances at events up and down the United Kingdom. 

For those who would rather put on an activity than take part in one already organised, there are terrific opportunities in the form of I Am Team GB Games Makers. Building on the unprecedented success of the volunteers at London in 2012, the Games Makers will receive full support and help with organising activities as part of the programme.

I Am Team GB aims is to inspire people to take part in sport and physical activity for at least one day. The event will connect people with community-led opportunities to be active on an ongoing basis and continue to celebrate people making a difference in their communities.

Toyota ambassador and Olympic legend, Laura Kenny, said: “We have seen just what an impact the Olympics has in terms of generating interest, enthusiasm and participation in sport.

“It’s vital that sport takes advantage of this excitement and interest, and with just over a year to go until the Tokyo Games, this is the perfect time to be launching I Am Team GB and I am looking forward to seeing the fantastic range of events that people throughout the country get involved in.”

You can learn more about the campaign and get involved at www.IAmTeamGB.com.