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Backing Bristol's Bid at Wembley

Labour MP for Bristol South Dawn Primarolo has continued her support of Bristol’s bid to be a host city in the 2018 World Cup. Dawn met with Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Trevor Brooking at an event at Wembley stadium, and used the opportunity to tell the sporting legends about Bristol’s bid.  Five time Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve joined former West Ham and England stalwart Sir Trevor to help launch a partnership between the Football Association and Government backed youth organisation myplace.

Dawn with Trevor Brooking

Commenting, Dawn said:

“Of course, Sir Steve and Sir Trevor have to stay impartial, but I wanted to let them know about how much we’ve got to offer here in Bristol.  Bristol’s a real sporting city, playing host to two professional football teams, as well as professional rugby and cricket teams.  Many thousands of Bristolians play organised, grass-roots sport every week and we are experienced at hosting highly successful events like the Half Marathon, Balloon Fiesta and Harbour Festival.  Now is the time to show that little bit of extra ambition, and prove that Bristol can host one of the world’s biggest sporting events. 

The World Cup would be a fantastic event for our city.  I was fortunate enough to be taken to the World Cup final by my dad in 1966.  Memories like that last a lifetime.  Of course, the excitement during the tournament would be incredible, but the investment in our city, added to the sporting legacy it would create, make this bid so important.  I would urge all Bristolians to back the bid.”  

[19/8/09]

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