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Petterson Resigns As Island Games Chair

Petterson Resigns As Island Games Chair

Andrew Inkster, of the Shetland Islands, will take over as acting chair of the International Island Games Association [IIGA] following the resignation of Jörgen Pettersson, of Aland. Petterson, who had been the IIGA chair since 2007, said: “I tender my resignation due to my recent election as Speaker of the Parliament of Aland – a tremendous honour,... Read more of this article

Faroe Islands Set To Host 2027 Island Games

Faroe Islands Set To Host 2027 Island Games

The Faroe Islands will host the International Island Games in 2027 after Ynys Mon pulled out due to the costs of the event. The Welsh island, also known as Anglesey, cited several factors, including financial pressures after the Covid-19 pandemic, for its decision to withdraw from hosting the biennial multi-sport competition. “We are extremely... Read more of this article

2027 Island Games Will Not Be In Ynys Môn

2027 Island Games Will Not Be In Ynys Môn

The Organising Committee of the Island Games 2027 announced that the 2027 Games will not be held in Ynys Môn and plans are being made to hold them in the Faroe Islands. A spokesperson said, “The Ynys Môn Island Games Association and the Organising Committee of the Island Games 2027, in conjunction with the Executive Committee [EC] on behalf... Read more of this article

Minister Darrell: Athletes Made The Island Proud

Minister Darrell: Athletes Made The Island Proud

“As evident from our performance in Guernsey over the past week, Team Bermuda made the nation, their families, and friends immensely proud,” Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Owen Darrell said. Speaking today [July 19] in the Senate the Minister said, “Every two years, the NatWest International Island Games bring together thousands... Read more of this article

Jon Beard Delighted With Bermuda’s Athletes

Jon Beard Delighted With Bermuda’s Athletes

[Written by Stephen Wright] Jon Beard, the Bermuda Island Games Association chairman, has hailed the medal-winning displays of Bermuda’s athletes at the NatWest International Island Games in Guernsey, the Channel Islands, last week. Bermuda, who travelled with more than 70 athletes, claimed ten medals in archery, football, golf, indoor bowls, sailing... Read more of this article

Satya & Dezirae Darrell Enjoy Games Experience

Satya & Dezirae Darrell Enjoy Games Experience

[Written by Stephen Wright] Bermudian sisters Satya and Dezirae Darrell were among the youngest members of the Bermuda squad at the NatWest International Island Games in Guernsey. Satya, 16, and Dezirae, 14, represented the island in badminton at the week-long event, which finished on Friday [July 14]. The pair, who attend Somersfield Academy, were... Read more of this article

Bermuda Finish Island Games With Ten Medals

Bermuda Finish Island Games With Ten Medals

Bermuda secured an impressive tally of 10 medals at the 2023 Island Games held in Guernsey, with the medal haul consisting of three medals in tennis, two in archery, two in golf, and one each in sailing, bowls, and football. It was a proud moment for Bermuda as the women’s football team claimed the gold medal, demonstrating their dominance on... Read more of this article

Trott Delighted With Season Best In Guernsey

Trott Delighted With Season Best In Guernsey

[Written by Stephen Wright] Bermuda distance runner Sean Trott said he was thrilled to run a season best in the men’s half-marathon at the NatWest International Island Games in Guernsey. Trott finished twelfth in yesterday’s race [July 14] in a season-best time of 1hr 12min 40sec. His personal best came at the Island Games in the Isle of Wight... Read more of this article

Manders Ends Games Career With 14 Medals

Manders Ends Games Career With 14 Medals

[Written by Stephen Wright] Gavin Manders will retire from the NatWest International Island Games with an overall haul of 14 medals after winning two more in Guernsey. Manders, who is Bermuda’s most successful all time Island Games athlete, won bronze in the team event and men’s doubles. The 37-year-old, who fittingly carried the island’s... Read more of this article

‘Island Games A Learning Curve For Bermuda’

‘Island Games A Learning Curve For Bermuda’

[Written by Stephen Wright] John Barry Nusum, the Bermuda men’s under-23 coach, said his side “learned a few lessons” after finishing fourth at the NatWest International Island Games in Guernsey. Nusum’s team came top of group three on nine points with wins over Froya, Orkney and Greenland but lost 2-0 in the semi-finals to Ynys Mon. In the... Read more of this article

Men’s Golfers Finish Fifth In Team Event

Men’s Golfers Finish Fifth In Team Event

[Written by Stephen Wright] The Bermuda men’s golf foursome finished fifth in the team event at the NatWest International Island Games in Guernsey. Oliver Betschart, Jarryd Dillas, Adam Perry and Jevon Roberts carded a four-round score of 920 at the L’ Ancresse Links Golf Course. In the men’s individual event, Betschart and Dillas were the top... Read more of this article

Robinson Hails Bermuda’s Golden Group

Robinson Hails Bermuda’s Golden Group

[Written by Stephen Wright] Five games, five wins, five clean sheets and one gold medal. It has been a NatWest International Island Games to remember for the Bermuda women’s team in Guernsey. They defeated the Western Isles 4-0 in the final at the Corbet Field today [July 14] thanks to an inspired performance by talismanic forward LeiLanni Nesbeth... Read more of this article

Golfers Win Silver & Gold Medals At Island Games

Golfers Win Silver & Gold Medals At Island Games

[Updated with video] Bermuda golfer Ebonie Cox made an outstanding showing to claim the gold medal in the women’s individual competition at the Island Games in Guernsey today [July 14] and the women’s golf team won silver, to bring Bermuda’s medal tally to ten. Cox fended off the challenges of Flora Keites of Jersey, and Christella... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda Women Win Gold Medal

Videos: Bermuda Women Win Gold Medal

Bermuda’s women’s football team recorded a 4-0 victory over Western Isles today [July 14] at the finals Island Games in Guernsey to claim a gold medal. They won in style, going undefeated the whole tournament and not conceding a single goal on the road to claim Bermuda’s first gold medal of these Games. We will have additional information... Read more of this article

Live Updates: Bermuda At 2023 Island Games

Live Updates: Bermuda At 2023 Island Games

[Updating] The 2023 Island Games are underway in Guernsey, the Channel Islands, with some 2,000 athletes from 24 member islands — including over 70 from Bermuda — competing in 14 different sports. We are very pleased to have someone traveling with the team in Guernsey, and we will provide live updates as able, and you can view all Bernews... Read more of this article

Coach Robinson: “So Proud” Of Football Team

Coach Robinson: “So Proud” Of Football Team

[Written by Stephen Wright] The Bermuda women’s football team are guaranteed to win either a silver or gold medal after beating the Isle of Man in the semi-finals of the NatWest International Island Games in Guernsey today [July 13]. LeiLanni Nesbeth, the Bermuda forward, headed home the winner early in the second half to book Bermuda a place... Read more of this article