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DIARY DATES 

MANAGEMENT BOARD MEETINGS 2016

January 25th, February 29th, April 25th

July 25th, September 26th, October 31st

Members Meetings 2016
Mondays at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre at 7.30pm

February 1st

June 6th 

September 5th

AGM 2016 - Beau Sejour Leisure Centre (Sausmarez Room) 7pm

Thursday 17th November 2016 

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Guernsey Island Games Association (GIGA)
DAME MARY PERKINS TO CHAIR THE GUERNSEY 2021 COMMITTEE Print E-mail
GIGA News - Website
Written by Patrick Ogier   
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 19:52

The Guernsey Island Games Association is delighted to announce that Dame Mary Perkins will Chair the committee to host the Island Games in Guernsey in 2021

Dame Mary brings a wealth of business experience to the role as one of the co-founders of Specsavers Optical Group and is a keen and passionate supporter of sport in the community.

Dame Mary says “I thought the games we hosted in 2003 were the most brilliant thing I’ve ever been to and included the whole island.  When I heard the plans to host again in 2021 I really wanted to be involved and the chance to have the Games here again is so exciting for everybody.”

GIGA have been working hard over recent months to find the right candidate for the role and GIGA Chairman Brian Allen says “Dame Mary is probably one of the most important supporters of sport on the island and we couldn’t have found a better candidate to be in charge of putting on a fabulous games in 2021.”

Dame Mary will now put together the rest of her 2021 Committee. The next stage in the process is to confirm the dates and sports for 2021 which will be done soon.

Meanwhile, former IIGA treasurer Eric Legg will be working on the financial side of the bid in the next few weeks. He will then act as one the advisers to the Organising Committee.  

Guernsey’s plans to host in 2021 will be put before the member islands of the International Island Games Association at the AGM in July where they’ll make the final decision.

 

 
Generali Worldwide continues support of Guernsey Island Games Team Print E-mail
GIGA News - Website
Written by Patrick Ogier   
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 16:39

Generali Worldwide is set to continue its sponsorship of the Guernsey Island Games Association and looks forward to the next global gathering in Gotland in 2017.

The global insurance organisation has supported the team since 2011 and the partnership has helped to give Guernsey’s top sportsmen and women the best possible ‘Island Games’ experience in Bermuda, the Isle of Wright and Jersey.

“The spirit of the Island Games, and that of the Guernsey team, matches our own drive for success, bringing people together and recognising talent”, comments Giorgio Daboni, Chief Executive Officer of Generali in Guernsey. “Our purpose is to actively protect and enhance people's lives and we believe that sport goes some way towards meeting that goal. Going to Jersey and watching the Guernsey team at the opening ceremony was a great experience and we look forward to standing alongside them again in Gotland.”

Guernsey came third in the medals table in Jersey this year and won 28 gold medals across nine sports. The team will travel to Gotland in Sweden for the World Island Games XVII, where 3,000 athletes from 24 countries will compete.

“With Generali Worldwide we feel that we have a true partner”, says Brian Allen, Chairman of the Guernsey Island Games Association. “In many ways the Company has become synonymous with the Guernsey Island Games team and we have benefitted greatly from their support, which goes beyond just financial sponsorship.”

Mr. Allen continues: “There are exciting times ahead for the Guernsey team, as we nurture young talent and see athletes progress into senior competition. We are delighted to have secured sponsorship to help take us forward.”

Generali Worldwide has also supported the Guernsey Sports Commission through a donation which is being used to implement a coach development programme and the Get Active Stay Active series of free sports try-out sessions.