Isle of Man News - POSTED Wed 03-05-2017

Team Isle of Man for Commonwealth Youth Games announced

by LC

The team representing the Isle of Man at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games has been announced.

The Isle of Man Comnmonwealth Games Association has named an eight-strong team of Manx athletes aged between 15 and 18 will complete at the sixth Games from 19th – 23rd July in the Bahamas.

Competing in the pool will be swimmers Joel Watterson, Kazia Whittaker, Emma Hodgson and Euan MacMurchie. Thomas Bostock, Will Draper and Tara Ferguson will represent the Island in cycling, and runner David Mullarkey will compete on the 1,500m track event.

The young athletes had to meet strict qualification criteria in order to gain their place on the team.

Officials travelling with the team have yet to be finalised.

Isle of Man Commonwealth Games President Basil Bielich said: ‘I would like to congratulate all the athletes who have been selected for the team. Not only is it a fantastic experience for these young athletes to be able to compete at international level but is also a great honour to be representing the Isle of Man.

‘I hope they enjoy this amazing event and I’m sure they will do us all proud.’

For more information about the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association including ways to support Team Isle of Man visit www.cga.im.

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