Most successful Island Games ever

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The Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Cllr. Norman A MacDonald, has paid tribute to the athletes representing Team Western Isles at the Natwest World Island games in Jersey.

“On behalf of the Comhairle, I want to congratulate all the athletes in the Western Isles team.

“A medal haul of 17, including 7 golds, with some competitions still to finish, shows that their dedication and commitment have been rewarded and it also means that this is the most successful team we have sent to the Island Games.

“They are fantastic ambassadors for our islands and have now proved that they can mix it with the best.

“Credit must also go to all the trainers, coaches and managers for all their hard work in preparing the athletes over the past two years. Well done to them all!”