I am delighted to be supporting 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.

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 I am asking for local clubs in Southampton to get involved.

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.