The Guernsey Island Games Association (GIGA) and Generali Worldwide have unveiled the new kit for the 2017 Gotland Island Games. With just one month to go to the games, this is another milestone for the athletes as they countdown to Gotland 2017.
The kit comprises a tracksuit and two polo shirts all in Guernsey green with white and gold. The polo shirt has the logos of GIGA and team sponsor Generali Worldwide.
The new kit will be modelled by three of the athletes who will perform roles at the Opening Ceremony of the Gotland Island Games. 14-year-old Badminton player Carys Batiste and 15-year-old Athlete Amelia Leas will be the Water Carriers. Basketball's Emma Webb will carry the Guernsey flag at the Opening Ceremony.
Badminton's Carys Batiste has represented Guernsey this season at the senior county level and is the current Jersey Open U17 champion in all three disciplines.
Athlete Amelia Lees is the U15 island record holder over 300m and the Hampshire U15 champion at 200m. She's stepped up to 400m and holds one of the fastest indoor times by a Guernsey woman at that distance.
Emma Webb from basketball has been chosen as flag bearer. Gotland will be Emma's ninth island games having represented both basketball and Table tennis and winning medals in both disciplines. Emma's spirit and enthusiasm epitomise the ethos of the Island Games.
“We know what a great honour our athletes feel when they are chosen to wear the Guernsey flag, and we are equally honoured to see our logo on the Guernsey tracksuit. GIGA has done a fantastic job on this latest kit design and we are looking forward to seeing the whole Guernsey team parade in it in Gotland,” commented Giorgio Daboni, Chief Executive Officer, Generali Worldwide, Guernsey.
Brian Allen, Chairman of the Guernsey Island Games Association, says: "We're really pleased to be able to show off the 2017 Guernsey kit. We're also delighted to be announcing our Flag Bearer and Water Carriers and know they'll do a great job for Guernsey in their roles at the Opening Ceremony as well as in their respective sports.
The Island Games team sponsorship is part of Generali Worldwide’s continued commitment to sport in the community, having also recently announced they will support the Guernsey Island Games team until the Games in Guernsey in 2021.
left to right: Jon Marley, Ian Robinson, Amelia Lees, Emma Webb, Carys Batiste, Giorgio Daboni, Brian Allen