Two Team GB athletes have helped colleagues from Altham-based Simon Jersey celebrate a year to go to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
BMX champion Liam Phillips and freestyle swimming star Fran Halsall joined around 150 staff and their families on Saturday 22nd August for the ‘Simon Jersey Games’ - a fun sports-themed day which marked a year until the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Games.
Simon Jersey is an official supplier to Team GB and will supply the athletes with the clothing they will wear during the ceremony which is set to be watched by nearly a billion people worldwide.
Liam, Fran and the Simon Jersey team enjoyed various activities including human table football and volleyball tournaments as well as fairground-style entertainment and a hog roast.
James Saunders, managing director of Simon Jersey, said: “It’s amazing to think that the outfits we’re designing for Team GB will be seen by so many people.
“With just a year to go until Rio we’re getting excited and gearing up for the Games and wanted to give our team and their families the chance to meet athletes who are hoping to take part.
“We enjoyed a fantastic day of sports and fun team activities which officially marked our countdown to Rio.”
Simon Jersey is an official sponsor of Team GB. They will supply the clothing for the closing ceremony of Rio 2016 as well as formal suiting that the athletes will wear to official events in Rio and the UK.
For more information visit www.simonjersey.com