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Natwest International to sponsor Guernsey Island Games

Natwest International to sponsor Guernsey Island Games

Thursday 19 April 2018

Natwest International to sponsor Guernsey Island Games

Thursday 19 April 2018

The headline sponsor of the Island Games for more than 20 years has said it will also provide funding for the 2021 Guernsey Games - and we've been promised a spectacular week already!

NatWest International has said it is proud to announce the "continued sponsorship for the 2021 Games" which will be hosted in Guernsey, and will now known as the NatWest International Island Games.

The news has been welcomed by Dame Mary Perkins, Chairperson of the Guernsey 2021 Island Games Organising Committee, who said: “We are delighted that NatWest International has committed to their continued support of the Island Games when it comes back to Guernsey in July 2021. The experience that NatWest International has will help us ensure that we put on the best and friendliest of Games. We look forward to working with them closely over the next three years.” 

Natwest Island Games

Pictured: Before Guernsey 2021, it's Gibraltar 2019 which is also to be sponsored by Natwest International

The NatWest International Island Games "promote healthy living and friendly competition" while offering sporting opportunities to 24 member-islands around the world. The week long event is described as "the premier sporting event of the biennial calendar, with local sports enthusiasts striving to achieve selection to represent their island." 

NatWest International is also continuing to provide financial support to the "sporting talent" who could one day take part in the event through the Sports Development programme. Those NatWest International Sports Development grants "help sport to grow and standards to develop across the member islands" and the bank said it means it can invest directly in and support the communities it serves. 

Rob Girard, Senior Country Head, NatWest International said: “We’re incredibly proud of our partnership with the IIGA and are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the NatWest International Island Games. I’m looking forward to enjoying a memorable week in Guernsey and continuing to support aspiring athletes with the Sports Development programme.” 

Jőrgen Pettersson, Chairman, International Island Games Association said: “The partnership between the IIGA and NatWest International has made a major contribution to the development of our Games and it has enabled our Association to grow, both in size and in knowledge. We are extremely grateful for the ongoing and enthusiastic support shown by NatWest International which has inspired us to develop the Games into a movement that changes lives and is a catalyst for the development of island communities.

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