Forman & Field have become Official Suppliers to The Xchanging Boat Race, and will be hosting the Official Crew Announcement and Weigh-In for the 2012 Race on Monday 5 March at Fish Island, situated just a stone’s throw from the London 2012 Olympic Park.
Forman & Field is widely regarded by top food writers as the country’s leading supplier of fine food by mail order and online. With a base in London’s East End dating back to 1905, and all of their products sourced from within the British Isles, Forman & Field have a quintessentially British heritage much like The Boat Race itself.
Speaking today about the new partnership Lance Forman, Managing Director of Formans said, “We’re honoured to be hosting the Weigh-In at Forman’s Fish Island and will be on the banks to cheer the teams on race day, picnic hampers and our famous smoked salmon at the ready! In this Olympic year I will cast aside any prejudice towards my old University of Cambridge and support Great British sport alongside our Great British food.”
David Searle, CEO of The Boat Race Company Ltd is equally delighted to welcome Forman & Field as a new partner for The Boat Race. “We are very pleased that Forman & Field has joined The Boat Race this year, and will be hosting the Crew Announcement for this year’s Race. We, at BRCL, are united with Forman & Field in our aim to protect the longevity of those things which makes Britain unique, whether that be its great sporting heritage or its outstanding home grown produce.”
With unrivalled views of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, this stunning venue serves as an important reminder of the wider context of The Boat Race as kicking off a great summer of sport in Britain, with several alumni from both sides currently trialling for their national rowing teams to ensure their place at the London Games.
Further details timings over the event will be issued in due course.
The 2012 Xchanging Boat Race will be staged on Saturday, 7 April at 2:15pm. The 158thBoat Race will be screened live on BBC 1.