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Dean and Spendolini-Sirieix help launch Team England’s ‘Bring It Home’ campaign

Aquatic stars of the rearranged Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are supporting Team England’s newly launched ‘Bring It Home’ campaign ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Swimmer Tom Dean and diver Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix have joined a list of 10 athletes involved with ‘Bring It Home’.

The new campaign celebrates what competing on home soil means to the athletes, as well as shining a light on the people and communities who they’re aiming to bring success ‘home’ for.

Double Olympic gold medallist Dean says he wants to ‘Bring It Home’ for his family, who have supported him through thick and thin.

Spendolini-Sirieix, who was named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2020 and was one of the youngest Team GB athletes in Tokyo this summer, explained that she is looking to ‘Bring It Home’ for her brother because he is her inspiration.

Once in a lifetime opportunity

Other athletes supporting the campaign include Max Whitlock MBE (gymnastics), Kadeena Cox MBE (para athletics), Alex Yee (triathlon), Chelsie and Josh Grimes (judo), Emily Campbell (weightlifting), Niall Farrell (boxing) and Siobhan Fitzpatrick (wheelchair basketball).

Next year will see the most diverse Team England ever with hundreds of athletes from every corner of the country competing to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Jonathan Edwards and Kelly Homes and capitalize on the once in a lifetime opportunity to bring home success in their own country.

On the launch of the campaign, Chief Executive of Commonwealth Games England, Paul Blanchard, said: “Nothing will feel more special to those selected to represent Team England than competing in front of a home crowd.

“It’s important to connect our diverse set of athletes with the fans ahead of what’s going to be an incredible Games next year in Birmingham”.