Football was an original sport of the Island Games in 1985 however was a 5-a-side tournament for under 16s. It wasn’t until 1989 that Football became a full tournament and not until 2001 that a women’s tournament was included.

Due to Gibraltar only having 1 football ground the sport was dropped from the programme of sports for the 2019 edition of the Island Games for the first time since 1989. An Inter-Games tournament was organised and hosted by Ynys Môn in June 2019.

Ynys Môn have won 7 medals in Football all by the Men’s team. These include 1 Gold medal and 6 Silver medals. The last medal was won in 2023 in Guernsey.