WIIGA squad for is­land games

The Oban Times - - News -

THE Western Isles Is­land Games As­so­ci­a­tion (WIIGA) has fi­nalised its se­lec­tion for this year’s NatWest Is­land Games.

The week-long in­ter­na­tional event, spon­sored by the Scot­tish Salmon Com­pany and sev­eral lo­cal busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions, is be­ing hosted in Got­land, Swe­den, from June 24. WIIGA will take a squad of 90 ath­letes cov­er­ing ath­let­ics, swim­ming, shoot­ing, cy­cling/triathlon, golf, bad­minton, and men’s and women’s foot­ball.

The games pro­vide is­land ath­letes with an op­por­tu­nity to com­pete at an in­ter­na­tional event, with or­gan­is­ers ex­pect­ing more than 3,000 com­peti­tors mak­ing this the big­gest games to date.

Gen­eral team man­ager Iain CG Camp­bell said: ‘This is an ex­cit­ing mo­ment for the se­lected team mem­bers as they all thor­oughly de­serve their chance to com­pete in Got­land. It’s an­other young squad, with half of them aged 21 or un­der, which is great to see and en­cour­ag­ing for the fu­ture.’

Scot­tish Salmon Com­pany chief ex­ec­u­tive Craig Anderson said: ‘ We wish all ath­letes and their teams the best of luck with their train­ing and we will be fol­low­ing their progress in Got­land.’

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