Bunbury’s elite BMX racer Lauren Reynolds will have support from Australia’s leading law firm in her bid for Olympic glory at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio, thanks to a new partnership announced today.
Slater and Gordon’s general manager Siri Siriwardene said the firm had made a two year funding commitment to support Lauren during the Games’ qualifying period and looked forward to seeing her success on the world stage.
“Lauren truly is a home-grown world class athlete and we’re so proud that this Aussie champion hails from Bunbury, Western Australia,” he said.
“Having competed in the 2012 London Games – one of just five Australian BMX riders – Lauren is already an Olympian at just 21 years of age.
“From early beginnings at the Bunbury BMX Club at eight years old Lauren is now a genuine Rio hopeful.”
Mr Siriwardene said with an office in Bunbury and a commitment to service the whole South West region, supporting Lauren was a great way for Slater and Gordon Lawyers to continue to be a part of the local community.
“We look forward to a strong partnership with Lauren and also sponsoring a sport that is an important part of the Bunbury community,” he said.
“Lauren’s competitions take her to all corners of the globe – most recently the World Cup Circuit in Berlin and the BMX World Championships in Auckland – and we are 100 per cent behind her endeavours wherever they take her.
“Our firm’s financial support will go towards her travel, accommodation and training requirements.”
Lauren Reynolds said she welcomed the support and would share her story online with friends, fans and followers on the road to Rio.
“I'm super excited to have partnered up with such a well-known and respected company, like Slater and Gordon,” she said.
“I couldn't be happier to have the firm join my team of support as we head towards the Rio Olympics.”
Mr Siriwardene said Slater and Gordon encouraged everyone to get behind Lauren in her effort to become the fastest female BMX racer on the planet.
Lauren will be making an appearance at Hands Oval on Saturday August 9 for the WAFL Game between Swan Districts and East Perth. She will have giveaways and will sign autographs for fans. At the South West Football League members and guests’ luncheon, Lauren will be part of a Q&A style session about her ‘Road to Rio’.