Yorkshire-based, family-run sportswear retailer, SportsShoes.com today launches an infographic titled ‘Yorkshire’s Gold’ to celebrate the county’s sporting success this summer.
Founded by Bradford City FC legend Bruce Bannister, the retailer has a strong sporting heritage of its own and the staff are immensely proud of the achievements of local athletes at this year’s Games. It is hoped that the graphic will be shared and enjoyed by Yorkshire residents who are still glowing, having seen their countymen and women win seven gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals in the past two weeks.
The infographic shows where in Yorkshire each of the medallists is from or is based, as well as the locations of the Golden Postboxes. It also shows exactly where Yorkshire would have finished in the medal table; 12th, had the county competed independently of Great Britain, as well as highlighting other Yorkshire sporting heroes of years gone by. These include 1966 World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks and Tony Jacklin, the first even British winner of the US Open.
Brett Bannister, MD of SportsShoes.com says: “It’s been absolutely fantastic to see the achievements of Yorkshire athletes this year.
“Being from Yorkshire we couldn’t be more proud and you can really feel the buzz in the air when you’re out and about.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing the legacy; we’ve already seen demand for running shoes peak during the Games which suggests that they’ve encouraged more people to get active, and that’s fantastic.”
The infographic is available to share or download from [http://www.sportsshoes.com/support/Yorkshire%27s_Gold?linkid...]
Notes to editor:
Contact: Sophie Tanner 01273 760980
Rebecca Miller 01273 760980
The company started life in 1982, as SportsShoes Unlimited. Bruce Bannister, a professional footballer and a Bradford City FC favourite with an international career spanning over 18 years, started the business with the aim of providing the most comprehensive range of technical sports footwear and clothing, covering the widest possible range of sports and every major sporting brand.
Today, the company operates as SportsShoes.com and fulfils thousands of online orders each week. With over 25 years of experience, the objective remains the same; providing superb service, and the widest and most comprehensive product range at the best possible value.
The ‘Yorkshire’s Gold’ infographic was designed by Simon Herd of Sinage design.
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