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Honouring Windrush 75: Team GB’s Poetic Tribute to Diversity and Legacy

Raymond Antrobus, MBE

In honour of the 75th anniversary of Windrush, Team GB has joined forces with the talented spoken word artist, Raymond Antrobus, MBE, to create a profound and heartfelt poem inspired by Team GB.

The poem, titled ‘Give Thanks,’ not only pays tribute to the historical connections between Team GB and Windrush as represented by our athletes but also serves as a powerful celebration of diversity.

Accompanied by captivating Olympic archive footage, the video comes alive through the participation of Kye Whyte, an Olympic BMX medallist at Tokyo 2020, whose family heritage hails from the West Indies and who, like many others, made the journey to England as part of the Windrush generational migration. Joining him is Aaliyah Powell, a taekwondo athlete with aspirations for the Paris 2024 Olympics, whose family roots trace back to Jamaica.

Raymond Antrobus, born in London to an English mother and Jamaican father, is an immensely respected figure in the industry.

His words not only celebrate the incredible diversity within Team GB but also serve as a heartfelt tribute to the Windrush and West Indies generations, who, through their perseverance and courage, laid the foundation for future generations to believe in their dreams of representing Team GB at the Olympic Games.

The video is a testament to the profound historical and cultural connections that exist between Team GB and the Windrush generation. It serves as a reminder of the resilience and strength of those who came before us, paving the way for a more inclusive and diverse future.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the spirit of unity and triumph that defines Team GB’s journey.

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