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16 July 2019

Message from Jorgen Pettersson, Chair of the IIGA

Go Guernsey, the Games are yours!

Congratulations Guernsey and the Organising Committee of the NatWest International Island Games XIX that will take place in Guernsey in the summer of 2021. Under the leadership of Dame Mary Perkins Guernsey will be the first island to have hosted our Games three times since it all started in the Isle of Man in 1985.

Guernsey is one of our founding members and has been an important part of the Games that have brought islanders together in friendly competition.

The XVIII Games in Gibraltar ended last Friday and presented a true challenge for Guernsey. The venues were world class, the sports well-organized, the atmosphere great and the Gibraltarians opened not only their homes but also their hearts. We are sure that the people of Guernsey will rise to this challenge and deliver another fantastic week of sport.

In 2021 Guernsey will see thousands of competitors and officials arrive in the island to take part in what will very likely be Europe’s largest multi-sport event that year.

We look forward to work together with the Organising Committee in order to inspire islanders and produce a Games that will make us all grow together.

Jorgen Pettersson

Chairman of the IIGA