For the first time ever, Team GB is asking parents and guardians to nominate kids to become official mascots for Team GB ahead of the Paris Olympic Games in 2024.
With just one year to go until the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Team GB is searching for Mini Mascots; five children who will get an extraordinary opportunity to be a part of Team GB as the official mascots to the team. Once selected, the five Mini Mascots will experience extraordinary moments on the journey to Paris 2024, from meeting the athletes, to sending Team GB on their way to the Games.
Between now and October, adults can apply for the chance for their child to be selected and any child living in the UK, aged 5-11 is eligible to be nominated. Following the nomination process, a shortlist will be asked why they’d love to be chosen as a Mini Mascot. Five mascots will be selected in November 2023 and will subsequently be given the chance to take part in several exclusive and exciting opportunities on the run up to Paris.
Parents or guardians can nominate their child to become a mascot by entering their details on Team GB's website.
Carly Hodgson, Team GB Head of Marketing, says: "We're thrilled to offer children across the nation the chance to be an official Mini Mascot for Team GB. For the first time ever, we're offering kids the chance to be front and centre alongside the team as they prepare for the Games, in a role that we know can be hugely exciting and inspiring.
"The research has revealed just how much of a role our athletes play when it comes to inspiring the next generation of young people to embrace sport and we believe this is a significant opportunity to engage children in all that Team GB and the Olympic Games can offer. Our Mini Mascots will be a huge part of the team as we prepare for Paris 2024 and we can’t wait to discover who they will be."
Helen Glover, rower, and two-time Olympic champion, said: "It's brilliant that Team GB is searching for kids to be official mini mascots for the team.
"As a mum myself, I am excited to be a part of giving children all over the country this opportunity. It’s really rewarding to see children finding joy in sport and this is a fantastic opportunity to bring them even closer to the action as an inspirational part of Team GB."