About I Am Team GB
Saturday 27 August 2016
London Sport is supporting a new national campaign, I Am Team GB, which is being led by Team GB, The National Lottery, ITV, UK Sport and Join in designed to get hundreds of thousands of people across the nation to kick off the bank holiday weekend by getting out and getting active. The campaign is inviting everyone around the country to be part of the nation’s biggest ever sports day and celebrate National Lottery players’ support of Team GB’s athletes. Visit the Website: http://iamteamgb.com/
The campaign is designed to be inclusive, with any club or group invited to host a free I Am Team GB event. This is about more than just Olympic sport – all disability and non-disability sports and physical activity groups are invited to raise their club or organisation’s profile and open their doors to new participants in their sport or activity.
How to get involved
If you want your club or group to be involved, you can set yourself up to host a free I Am Team GB event on Saturday 27 August. Join in are supporting all clubs and groups that sign up to be involved with profile for their event, branding kits, advice on volunteer roles, support on data collection, meet and greets, and much more.
There are two ways to sign your club or group up to host an event:
- Create a profile at www.joininuk.org and then register your I Am Team GB event on their portal
- Fill out and return the attached Upload Spreadsheet with details of your club and event – London Sport and Join in will then manage everything behind the scenes for you
What else is happening?
- From now, members of the public can search for events taking place as part of I Am Team GB and sign up at www.iamteamgb.com
- From 14 July, ITV and National Lottery will be driving a public advertising campaign to drive crowds to events
- On 27 August, ITV will also be hosting 14 major regional events which will provide public profile for the campaign
Advice and guidance
The Child Protection in Sport Unit have produced a really useful resource for how to ensure that sports events are managed with the safety of children and young people in mind. Download their information pack at Safe Sport Events tool | NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit
The English Federation of Disability Sport have developed a number of resources relating to good practice in running sport events that consider the needs of disabled people. A collection of these can be found at http://bit.ly/2axrSbw
London Sport are happy to advise on any questions or advice you might need in putting on an open event for your club or organisation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your main contact with any questions