S.Atlantic : Falklands squad for NatWest Island Games announced
Submitted by SARTMA.com (Juanita Brock) 19.05.2013 (Article Archived on 16.06.2013)
The full squad of competitors that will be representing the Falkland Islands at the upcoming NatWest Island Games has been announced. By Stacy Bragger (FIOGA)
squad for NatWest Island Games announced
The full squad of competitors that
will be representing the Falkland Islands at the upcoming NatWest Island Games
has been announced.
The NatWest Island Games will be
taking place between the 13th and 19th July in Bermuda.
The Athletics team will consist of
Bill Chater, Martin Collins, Rex Eagle, Hazel Fowmes and Kate Stenning. Rex will again be running the Half-Marathon
for the Falklands. Also running in the Half-Marathon will be Martin Collins who
will also compete in the 10,000 metres.
Bill Chater will be running in the 800 metres, 1500 metres and 5000
metres events. Running for the first
time for the Falklands in Bermuda will be teenagers Hazel Fowmes and Kate
Stenning. Hazel will compete in the 100
and 200 metres events and Kate will run in the 400 and 800 metres events.
The Badminton Club will be sending
a large contingent this time. The badminton players for the Falklands in
Bermuda will be Michael Brownlee, Doug Clark, Joe Clarke, Anna Luxton, Cheryl
March, Duane March, Anastasia Markina, Laura Minto, Ross Stewart and Louise Williams. The squad features the likes of experienced
players such as Michael Brownlee, Doug Clarke and Anna Luxton who have competed
at many international events but also Anastasia Markina and Louise Williams who
will be getting their first taste of Island Games competition.
The Falkland Islands football team
will be travelling to Bermuda as well.
The Falklands will be one of four Islands taking part in the football
tournament. The team will be managed by
Ian Betts and the squad consists of: goalkeeper Ben Hoyles, defenders Kyle
Biggs, Luke Clarke, Martyn Gilson-Clarke, Josh Clayton, Zaza Elbakidze, Joshua
Peck and Scott Thain, midfielders Stephen Aldridge, Andres Balladares, Michael
Betts, Daniel Biggs, Shupi Chipunza
and Claudio Ross and strikers Wayne Clement and Rafa Sotomayor. The team will play the hosts Bermuda, Froya
The four golfers who will be
competing for the Falklands in Bermuda will be Declan Bonner, Glenn Ross, Roy Smith and Ian Stewart. It will be a first Island Games for youngster
The shooting team for the Island
Games will be Michael Goss, Bono McKay, Murray Middleton, Nevin Middleton and
Saul Pitaluga. Michael will be shooting
at his first Island Games. The team’s
manager will be Graham Didlick who became the first Islander to win a gold
medal at the Island Games at the 1999 Gotland Games.
The Falklands swimming team is
very youthful with the age of our swimmers ranging from 13 to 16 years
old. The team consists of Emily Barker,
Daniel Clarke, Kirsty McLeod, Sophie Pompert Robertson, Sorrell Pompert
Robertson and Nikita Whistler. The team
recently benefitted from the Commonwealth Games Association of Canada sending
coach Meg Fracke to the Islands.
With less than a hundred days to
go until the action gets underway in Bermuda, the Falklands competitors are
continuing to train hard in preparation for the NatWest Island Games which is
sure to be a fantastic week of sport.