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20 March 2023

Say hello to Jet the Puffin!

01 March 2023

Island Games Cultural Programme

25 February 2023

Getting set for the Games with the big leaflet drop

25 February 2023

Getting set for the Games

25 February 2023

Road race routes

06 February 2023

Games’ volunteers kick off the training journey in style

30 January 2023

Guernsey 2023 - football news

27 January 2023

Planning for the Games this year!

04 January 2023

Owen Le Vallee - the force behind the Games

19 December 2022

200 days to go!

11 December 2022

Thinking of our friends in Jersey

05 December 2022

Accommodation Update

05 December 2022

Final team numbers to be submitted

30 November 2022

Meet the Team...

24 October 2022

IT support for Guernsey 2023

01 October 2022

Volunteer role allocation

22 September 2022

Volunteer registration days

14 September 2022

Games volunteer - deadline to sign-up approaching

03 September 2022

Men's football competition draw

30 August 2022

Guernsey’s sporting stars support volunteer recruitment

27 July 2022

Guernsey 8-14 July 2023... volunteers needed

25 July 2022

Games Deputy Director position - DEADLINE 19 August

25 July 2022

Pre-visit review

09 July 2022

New island announcement

08 July 2022

Islands' Pre-visit - Day 1 review

05 July 2022

We're back!

25 March 2021

Save the date... 8-14 July 2023

08 December 2020

Guernsey will now host in 2023

26 September 2020

Guernsey 2021 NatWest International Island Games latest casualty of Covid-19

26 September 2020

Video update from Jorgen Pettersson

26 September 2020

Looking back at the Games

06 July 2020

Virtual update for Islands

14 May 2020

Guernsey 2021 - planning is the key

06 April 2020

Update from the IIGA

24 March 2020

Guernsey 2021 - pushing on with planning

03 March 2020

Technology Partner appointed

26 February 2020

Reasons to volunteer...

19 February 2020

Could you be a Games Maker?

17 February 2020

Sports planning progressing well ahead of Guernsey 2021

07 February 2020

Accommodation top of the list for Guernsey 2021

20 December 2019

2020 - a busy year ahead

10 December 2019

St. John - the importance of first aid volunteers

06 November 2019

Guernsey 2021 teams up with St John Ambulance Guernsey

01 November 2019

Recruitment campaign for Games Makers gets off to a great start

01 November 2019

Volunteer teams - key roles available

25 October 2019

Full volunteer registration system now available

10 October 2019

Winning medal announcement

09 October 2019

BREAKING NEWS - medal design competition winner

01 October 2019

Thank you to everyone who voted!

10 September 2019

Attachés and their vital role

09 September 2019

Fun and games at the Park

16 August 2019

Medal competition - LAST DAY OF VOTING!

16 July 2019

Message from Jorgen Pettersson, Chair of the IIGA

12 July 2019

Thank you Gibraltar 2019!

11 July 2019

Setting the scene for 2021

11 July 2019

Penultimate day in Gibraltar

09 July 2019

Excitement continues into day two

09 July 2019

Silver for Sark

07 July 2019

Great first day of competition

06 July 2019

Gibraltar 2019 is underway!

28 June 2019

IIGA Executive Committee bowled over in Guernsey!

28 June 2019

Plans for Gibraltar - follow our updates

28 June 2019

The rewards volunteering can bring

25 February 2023

Getting set for the Games

Teams of volunteers for the NatWest International Island Games will be out on the streets delivering letters and leaflets to homes and businesses along the routes of the cycling and triathlon road events and the opening and closing ceremonies. 100 volunteers in green shirts will be making the hand deliveries around the Town seafront, the western parishes, and the west coast.

To ensure the safety of athletes and spectators, there are a handful of Games events that will involve some short temporary road closures. There are three races that require road closures around the western parishes and west coast, and a further three races that necessitate the closure of the Town seafront. The opening ceremony will also take place on the Town seafront, and the closing ceremony will see Foote’s Lane closed.

The Games Organising Committee understands that these closures will cause some disruption, but it is hoped that the four months' advance notice will allow people to plan ahead. It will also be a great opportunity for residents to have a front-row seat on world-class competition, and they are being encouraged to put out flags and bunting.

Communications and Events Director, Amanda Hibbs, said the aim was to create a great Games experience for everyone:

“We last hosted the Games in 2003, and it’s a huge honour to be the first island to host for a third time. This is a once-in-20-years chance for people to enjoy their own unique viewing point of the cycling and triathlon events.

“The quality of the competition and the number of people involved has meant that we are having to implement road closures. On some stretches the cyclists are expected to reach speeds over 30mph.

“The atmosphere is going to be amazing, so we want people to come out, support the Games, and be part of it. Around 400 people have volunteered to be fully trained as marshalls and they will be present along the streets on the day to answer queries and to ensure a safe and smooth event.

“Our volunteers all want to do their bit to help, so we’re delighted that they will be out and about delivering the leaflets with friendly smiles on their faces.

“This is just the start of the communications plan around the road events, we really want to keep everyone fully informed so that they can enjoy the Games events, whilst also being able to go about their day-to-day activities. As we get closer to July, we’ll be releasing awareness videos, and there will be further information on our website at guernsey2023.gg.”

With just over four months to go until they are under starter’s orders, local athletes are looking forward to competing on home soil. Teenager Thierry Le Cheminant from the Guernsey Triathlon Team will be one of the young talents to watch: “I’m really excited about representing Guernsey and I’m looking forward to competing in a home atmosphere, seeing the Guernsey flags, and hearing the support of the local spectators.”

During a closure, there will be no vehicular access along the route. The exception is the cycle road race, where a rolling closure will allow cars to travel one-way behind the convoy for part of the course. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times, and people can walk their pedal bikes along the routes. At some junctions, vehicles will be able to cross over routes with the help of fully-trained marshalls. Residents and motorists should rest assured that the road closures will be for the shortest amount of time possible and will be removed as soon as it is safe to do so. Advance warning signs on the affected roads will be put up well before the event.

The Games Organising Committee has worked closely with the sports, douzaines, Traffic & Highway Services, Guernsey Harbours, and JESCC, to try to minimise any inconvenience. The emergency services will have their usual full access. Traffic & Highway Services is committed to focussing any scheduled works during the Games week to minor roads that are remote from events. Community care teams and private care agencies which visit clients in their homes have been given prior warning. Business organisations and relevant charities have also been given advance notice.

Anyone with any queries regarding the closures is welcome to contact the Games Office at info@guernsey2023.gg or phone 01481 720215.

Closure details:

Saturday 8 July from 4pm - Opening Ceremony - North Beach and Town Seafront

Sunday 9 July 8am–5.30pm - Triathlon - Rocquaine and upper parishes

Monday 10 July 9am–1pm - Cycling Time Trial - West coast

Wednesday 12 July 8.30am–2.45pm - Cycling Road Race - Rocquaine and upper parishes - rolling road closure *Special arrangements will be sent out regarding La Hougette School*

Friday 14 July 8am–5.30pm - Half Marathon / Cycling Criterium / Tri Relay - St Peter Port seafront

Friday 14 July 1pm–12.30am - Football Final (men) and Closing ceremony - Foote’s Lane *Special arrangements will be sent out regarding Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre*

The leaflets include comprehensive details about the roads affected and the timings. People living outside the course footprints will be able to pick up leaflets from the constables' offices and other public buildings or you can download a copy.