£600,000 of Lottery funds to help Island Games 2021

The States of Guernsey have agreed to help fund the 2021 Island Games in Guernsey. The proposal was put forward by the Committee for Education Sport and Culture, and asked for politicians to support the bid. A maximum of £600,000 will be distributed to the organizers’ from the Channel lslands Lottery Appropriation Account.

Jorgen Pettersson, the Chair of the IIGA Executive Committee, said ‘As one of the founding member islands of the IIGA, Guernsey has shown great leadership in the overall construction of the Association. When the NatWest International Island Games returns to Guernsey 2021, it will be the third time the island has hosted the world class event our Friendly Games has become. As a role model Guernsey is an inspiration for all the other islands.’ Lt-Governor Vice Admiral Sir Ian Corder officially launched the Games’ 500 Days to go volunteer appeal and said. “It will be the biggest sporting event that the island has ever hosted, and probably the biggest visitor event as well. This is an opportunity to come together as the Bailiwick of Guernsey to show we can deliver a world-class event on the world stage.