The Official Send Off is the event which really shows how close the Island Games are and you could feel the buzz of excitement at Beau Sejour.

This was a chance for all the Team Guernsey athletes to get together. They were looking very smart in their kit courtesy of GIGA's sponsors Generali. 

GIGA Chairman Brian Allen took the opportunity to wish the team well for Gotland. Ian Robinson from Generali and the Bailiff, Sir Richard Collas, also spoke on the evening.

The Bailiff will be one of Team Guernsey's supporters in Gotland. He even has the official kit to wear too.

The Guernsey team for Gotland is approximately 250 strong, including coaches and officials, but there's also quite a young contingent of our up-and-coming athletes.

The group you see posing with our mascot below are our Under 18 athletes.

Team Guernsey travel to Gotland on Friday 23rd of June.