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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

08 December 2020

Guernsey will now host in 2023

Following the announcement in September that the Guernsey 2021 NatWest International Island Games would be postponed, the International Island Games Association (IIGA) have announced that Guernsey will now host the Games in the summer of 2023 followed by Orkney in 2025 and Ynys Mon in 2027 and the Isle of Man will become the preferred host for 2029. 

This decision has been reached after an extensive consultation with all of the Member Islands, as well as with the Organising Committees for Guernsey, Orkney and Ynys Mon.

The Chair of the IIGA Jorgen Pettersson confirmed that it has not been an easy decision. “Although the outcome of the consultation supported 2023, we have tried hard to find solutions in order to do what we are meant to be doing – develop sports within our islands.

“It is fair to say that we all feel disappointment to not be able to meet and compete until 2023. Sports and friendship have created legacies, memories, passion and ambitions in all our Member Islands. We will meet in Guernsey and we will make sure we continue to develop sport in our islands”.

The chair of the Guernsey 2021 Organising Committee, Dame Mary Perkins said “This is far more than just a sporting event. It brings together Islands in a moment of celebration. Although we were well advanced with our planning, we fully support the decision from the IIGA and firmly believe that the Guernsey 2023 NatWest International Island Games will be an event like no other. We will use this time to work as hard as we can to put on the best event possible and give Guernsey and the other Member Islands something to look forward to and we now have to liaise with everyone involved to get the final date and details. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the States of Guernsey our sponsors, partners, volunteers and sport coordinators who have helped us to navigate throughout these challenging times”.

 

Statement from Jorgen Pettersson, Chair of the IIGA