Home Nations put Best Foot Forward for Games

March 3, 2014

From Glasgow to Cardiff, London to Laxey, all seven Home Nations have used their landscapes, views or young sports fans to show their excitement for Glasgow 2014 and their support for the Sport Your Trainers campaign for 2014.

Two familiar symbols of the Games – the giant inflatable trainer and a cut-out of Official Mascot Clyde have been captured at a host of locations throughout the Home Nations, from the view of Glasgow from the top of the picturesque Glasgow 2014 Mountain Bike venue at Cathkin Braes, to the Millennium Bridge in the heart of London, the shore line of Jersey and the distinctive Titanic Belfast centre.

The Sport Your Trainers campaign for 2014 once again encourages youngsters to step up and sport their trainers for Commonwealth Day, building on the growing excitement among young people for Glasgow 2014 and encouraging increased physical activity.

David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive, said:
“Commonwealth Day is a special moment in the calendar and one which gives all us the opportunity to look forward to the Games that Glasgow and Scotland will proudly host for many of the world’s top athletes from across the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.

“Sport Your Trainers is a central part of Commonwealth Day and puts the spotlight on the passion we share for sport across the city, across Scotland, the Home Nations and throughout the Commonwealth.

“We’re delighted to see Sport Your Trainers embraced through the Home Nations as excitement builds towards our shared sporting moment on the global stage.”

Michael Cavanagh, Chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland, said:
“These fantastic images bring to life the excitement ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, here in Scotland and across the Home Nations. Commonwealth Day is almost upon us and it provides an excellent opportunity for Scottish communities to show their support.

“That home support is so important for Team Scotland, driving our athletes forward towards selection and roaring them on to excel. I would encourage Team Scotland supporters to visit our Go Scotland website and find out how they can support the team.”

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