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Crowdfunding Appeal Launched

November 30th, 2018 by

A crowdfunding appeal has been set up to give all Team Isle of Wight hopefuls the chance to take part in the next Island Games.

A 142 strong squad from the Isle of Wight will head to Gibraltar in July next year to compete against other Islands from across the world. However, unlike many of those other Islands, Team IOW receive no central funding support leaving our team members to fund themselves.

It will cost each individual around £800 to go and team managers want to select people for their talent, not their financial circumstances.

Martin Goodall, chairman of the Isle of Wight Island Games Association, said: “We don’t want money to stop us from taking the best team possible from the Isle of Wight.

“Many of those we could select are either still at school or college or not working for different reasons.

“This event is like a mini Olympics and it’s something our athletes will never forget.

“Our team members are hugely talented, dedicated and are proud to represent the Island, We would love the Island community to get behind the team through our crowdfunding appeal to help us ensure no-one who deserves to go misses out.”

Team Isle of Wight will compete in 12 sports in Gibraltar – athletics, badminton, basketball, cycling, judo, sailing, shooting, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis and triathlon.

The event runs from 6 to 12 July 2019.

To make a donation to the appeal, visit http://teamiow.org.uk/donate/

Supporters Kit Now Available

November 12th, 2018 by

In association with Island based ethical clothing supplier Rapanui, TeamIOW have launched their very own range of supporters kit so that anyone associated with the games can proudly display their support before during and after the games.

 

The kit initially features 3 striking designs for supporters and is available as T Shirts, Hoodies and Tote Bags for people to by online direct from the supplier. Any profit from sales will help to support the team at the next games.

The shop can be found at https://teamiow.teemill.com

 

 

Support Fund Gets Huge Boost

March 6th, 2018 by

At the start of planning for the Gotland Games we identified that the cost of attending would be about double that of attending the previous games in Jersey. There was a fear that this would mean that some talented sports people would miss the opportunity to have their games moment not because they lacked skill or talent but because they lacked the funds. This might be through still being at school or still in education or training and those who live in poverty but find a release and social integration through dedication to their sports.

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