Athletics squad announced as 100 day countdown begins

There are just 100 days to go until the next edition of the Island Games. Squads are being finalised, flights and ferries being booked and crucial decisions about which pair of flip flops to pack are being made. To mark this landmark, the biggest squad of them all has been announced – athletics!

The squad sees debutants, GB athletes and previous Island Games medalists including Ynys Môn’s greatest Island Games Athletics competitor, Iolo Hughes. Here is the 30-person squad:

Previous Island Games Experience

NameIsland GamesSportEvents
Ffion RobertsGibraltar 2019Athletics400m Final – Bronze
200m Final
4 x 400m Final
Zachary PriceGotland 2017

Gibraltar 2019

Long Jump Final

100m Final – 4th
200m Final
Cameron JonesGibraltar 2019Athletics100m Semi Final
4 x 400m Final
4 x 100m Heat
Cai Lewis JonesGibraltar 2019Athletics200m Heat
4 x 100m Heat
Iolo HughesBermuda 2013  

Jersey 2015  

Gibraltar 2019


5000m Final – Gold
1500m Final – 5th

5000m Final – Bronze
1500m Final – Gold

1500m Final – Bronze
Aled JonesGibraltar 2019Athletics5000m Final
Patrick HarrisGibraltar 2019AthleticsShot Putt Final – Bronze
Discus Final

Barry Edwards, Athletics Co-ordinator, gave us this comment as the squad was announced:

“With 100 days to go until the 2023 Nat West Island Games kick off, it’s great to announce the Ynys Môn Athletics team for the Games in Guernsey this summer. This will be our largest ever team which consists of 30 athletes, some are previous medalists and finalists from previous games, and we also welcome several newcomers to the team who are sure to make an impact this summer.

I remember competing in my 2nd ever Games in the stunning island of Guernsey (back in 2003) and the facilities, organisation, set up and welcome we had from Guernsey then was exceptional and we look forward to much of the same this year. We know it will be another competitive games with plenty of talent, PB’s and hopefully plenty of medals coming back to Ynys Môn in the individual, relays & team events.

Everyone is training hard, preparing thoroughly and fine tuning to ensure we can give it our all and be as competitive as possible in each event. It will be an honour to represent Ynys Môn and as usual we will always ensure each athlete competes with a smile on their faces and have plenty of fun & enjoyment whilst running, jumping or throwing. We look forward to seeing everyone in July and celebrate in style”

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