Giga reveal Team Guernsey kit for Gibraltar 2019

SHOOTER Nikki Trebert will be Team Guernsey's flag-bearer at the Gibraltar 2019 Island Games.

Pictured in the Team Guernsey kit are Giga chairman Brian Allen, flag-bearer Nikki Trebert (shooting), Giga games director Jon Marley and water-carriers Oriana Wheeler (swimming) and Emma Sykes (basketball) along with representatives from Utmost. (24865483)
Pictured in the Team Guernsey kit are Giga chairman Brian Allen, flag-bearer Nikki Trebert (shooting), Giga games director Jon Marley and water-carriers Oriana Wheeler (swimming) and Emma Sykes (basketball) along with representatives from Utmost. (24865483)

She, along with 14-year-olds Oriana Wheeler and Emma Sykes who will be water carriers in the opening ceremony, were models as the Guernsey Island Games Association and Utmost Worldwide have unveiled the new Team Guernsey kit this week.

With only one month to go to the Games, this is another milestone for the athletes as they count down to the event.

The kit comprises a tracksuit, two polo shirts, a pair of shorts, a gilet and a sun cap – all in white with Guernsey green trim, apart from the shorts, which are solid Guernsey green. The polo shirt, gilet and cap are embroidered with the logos of Giga and team sponsor, Utmost Worldwide.

Gibraltar will be Trebert's ninth Island Games, having first represented Guernsey for pistol shooting in 1997. To date, she has won 17 medals in total – seven gold, five silver and five bronze. 2007 saw her set a new Island Games record when she won gold in the 25m standard pistol event. She went on to break that record a second time 10 years later in Gotland.

Wheeler will be making her Island Games debut in Gibraltar as part of the Guernsey Swim Team. Her dedication and commitment to the sport is what saw her be selected for the team at such a young age. She currently holds island and Hampshire titles in her age group.

Fellow young athlete Emma Sykes is Guernsey Basketball’s youngest ever competitor and is forging a formidable career within the sport. Wise beyond her years and with a natural talent for basketball, it is likely that she will be a fixture in the ladies’ team for many years to come.

Brian Allen, chairman of the Guernsey Island Games Association, said: 'It’s great to be able to show off 2019’s new team kit. We are also delighted to be announcing our flag bearer and water carriers and to have such young athletes representing Guernsey is a testament to the calibre of sport we have in the island. We know they'll do a great job for Guernsey in their roles at the Opening Ceremony, as well as in their respective sports.'

Giorgio Daboni, Chief Executive Officer, Utmost Worldwide, Guernsey, added: 'We know that all the athletes feel a great sense of pride when they are chosen to wear the Guernsey colours, and we are equally honoured to see our logo on their team kit. Once again, GIGA has done a fantastic job designing it and we can’t wait to see the full Guernsey team parade it in Gibraltar.'

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