Marley '99%' sure of 2021 Island Games in Guernsey

GUERNSEY is preparing a bid to host the NatWest Island Games in 2021.

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GUERNSEY is preparing a bid to host the NatWest Island Games in 2021.

A bid document will soon be submitted to the International Island Games Association and, if that is accepted, then the biennial multi-sports event will be held here for the third time six summers from now.

That green light from the IIGA is regarded as little more than a formality as they approached Guernsey about hosting the 2021 version after the original hosts, Faroe Islands, pulled out earlier this year.

‘In terms of how sure we are, we are 99% certain that this will happen and the only thing preventing our hosting is mistakes at our end or an inability to attract funding over the coming months and years,' said Guernsey Island Games Association games director Jon Marley.

  • Full story and reaction in Tuesday's Guernsey Press

Comments for: "Marley '99%' sure of 2021 Island Games in Guernsey"

Progress

Let's hope we have a runway long enough to take the aircraft used by visiting teams by then.

GM

Progress

No need to waste millions of taxpayers' money doing that. They can fly to Jersey and then hop to here or take the ferry.

Beanjar

Better still, reliable ferries, planes and hotels that people can afford.