London, UK (December 2008)
Following a summer of outstanding female achievement in sport, Nike is scouring the UK and Ireland’s top universities for ambitious, stylish and inspirational young women who are passionate about sport and live their lives with the strength and confidence it gives them.
As part of the Nike Women Here I Am campaign, female Nike athletes such as tennis star Maria Sharapova, runner Paula Radcliffe and Olympian Kelly Sotherton have spoken with excitement and truth about what it means to them to be a woman who loves sport. Speaking with the conviction sport gives them, their point of view resonates and inspires. This energy has inspired Nike to find young women who are the sporting heroes in their own community.
The chosen few will become part of Nike Selects and form the prestigious Team Here I Am – working with Nike to embody the spirit of Nikewomen on campus and share their passion for sport with the wider world.
Following the four Show Ups in Dublin, Loughborough, Leeds and London, each of which incorporated a series of challenges to test the entrants’ core skills utilising the latest interactive games. The participants were introduced to professional Nike athletes and witnessed amazing live performance from the illustrious D-Clash Crew.
Finalists will head to Loughborough (Loughborough Student Union) on December 4th and in London (Venue TBC) on **December 9th to face an exhilarating final round to find the girls with the hungriest appetite for living a bold and bright sporting life with Nikewomen. For Team Here I Am 2009 will be an exciting year; as they become involved in Nikewomen campaigns, conduct media activity and develop their roles as sporty ambassadors.
** Paula Radcliffe will be there on December 9th acting as an advisor for the final Selects from these universities.
So, if this sounds like you then get involved!
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