Member Success at the Gibraltar Island Games
15 July 2019
Huge congratulations to all of our members who competed at the 2019 Gibraltar Island Games. Guernsey ended up fourth in the medals table, which is a great achievement!
Special mentions must go to squash player Laurence Graham, who together with partner Natalie Dodd took silver in the mixed doubles and then bronze in the team event.
In badminton, Bridget Podger was part of the silver medal winning team, while on the shooting range, Paul Guillou took bronze in the ISSF 10m Air Rifle competition.
Elsewhere, in tennis Natalie Le Cras returned to Guernsey with a bronze medal in the Women’s Team Event, while Chris Freeman reached the quarter finals of the Men’s team event before bowing out to a strong team from Bermuda. Together they also reached the final of the plate competition in the mixed doubles, before losing out to the hosts, Gibraltar.
Max Hamon was part of the Guernsey men’s Basketball team who put in some impressive performances against some strong opposition to narrowly miss out on a podium finish with a heartbreaking 4th place overall.
William Russell learnt to swim here at Kings and has returned to Guernsey with four medals. Including silver in the Men's 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay, silver in the Men’s 4 x 50m Medley Relay. bronze in the 4 x 50m Mixed Freestyle Relay, and bronze in the Men's 50m Breaststroke
The Games was officially handed over to the next organising committee at the closing ceremony and will take place here in Guernsey from the 3rd to 9th July, 2021 where athletes from 24 member islands will come together to compete in 14 sports.
Guernsey will be the first member island to host the Games three times, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the Bailiwick for the 2021 Natwest International Island Games!