Team Ynys Mon have gained the backing of a group of neutral supporters (Mersea to Jersey) ahead of their trip to the International Island Games in Jersey this Summer and we are excited to welcome them to our team!
Three brothers, Rob, Richard and Pete Miller and their friend Dave, keen neutral fans of the Games, had been voting to decide which Island they would be cheering on in Jersey this June and July, with Ynys Mon their unanimous winners, from 24 competing islands.
Pete Miller explained: “As a big football fan, I went to the Island Games on the Isle of Wight in 2011 after reading about it online and slept in my car for five nights, taking in plenty of football and all the other sports. I fell in love with the Games and the friendly yet competitive nature of them.”
Last Summer, the group met at Rob’s home on Mersea Island – a tiny island in Essex – and decided to back one island to make the experience in Jersey more memorable.
Pete, 30, who runs a Christian youth charity in the Midlands added: “We went through a selection process and shortlisted the Falklands, Isle of Man and Ynys Mon. We decided on Ynys Mon as they have both men’s and women’s team in the football which is our main sport. They have a brilliant online presence, meaning we can get to know people before we actually get there and they’re not one of the big islands in terms of medals so we’re hoping our support makes a difference.”
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