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Over the next few days, the final planning stages for the International NatWest Island Games 2011 will begin. This weekend marks the start of the year’s lead into what is expected to be the largest NatWest Island Games to date.
Today delegates have arrived from other competing member Islands together with the International Island Games Association (IIGA) Executive Committee, for a four day visit to the Isle of Wight.
News Update: Today (Friday) at just after 5pm the NatWest Island Games XIV 2011 ‘countdown’ clock was unveiled at the Guildhall, Newport. David Ball, Chairman of the Isle of Wight Island Games Association and Jorgen Pettersson, Chairman of the International Island Games Association (IIGA) , were assisted by two representatives of the official sponsors to the IIGA and NatWest Island Games, Jerry Whitsey and John Lindon.
The delegates are expected to attend the annual Primary Schools Island Games at Sandown’s Fairway Sports Complex on Saturday. Hundreds of pupils will, represent seven different Islands: Cayman Isles, Bermuda, Gibraltar, Greenland, St. Helena, Western Isles and Menorca, and compete in seven different sports competitions: athletics, tag rugby, girls football, basketball, netball, tennis and cycling.
Following a full musical opening ceremony, Jorgen Pettersson, Chairman of the IIGA will make the opening address. He will also present the winners prizes at the end of the day.
On Sunday the delegates will attend the Annual General Meeting of the International Island Games Association at Lakeside Hotel, Wootton.
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