NatWest International Island Games Gibraltar Mascot Named

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We would proudly like to announce the name of the NatWest International Island Games Gibraltar mascot as Hope! The name was chosen by a GBC radio listener Katie Rose Martinez. Linda Alvarez, Chair of the Organising Committee stated that the name was quite appropriate as it ties in with our slogan “Clean seas, our future”. It is no coincidence that if you look up the definition of Hope in a thesaurus, you will find synonyms such as Confidence, Courage, Aspiration, etc.. All these qualities will be abundantly present in the many athletes that converge on Gibraltar to compete in the…

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100 Days to Go

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The Countdown to the Games The countdown to the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games reached another major milestone today with 100 Days to Go until the event begins. The summer event begins on the 6th July and will see over 2,200 athletes and officials travel to Gibraltar in search of gold across almost 200 different events across 14 sports. Chairman of the International Island Games Association, Jörgen Pettersson said: ‘Today it is only 100 days before the Opening Ceremony of the 18th NatWest International Island Games in Gibraltar. With the famous Rock in the background well over 2,000 competitors and…

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Hassans Announced as Major Partner to the Gibraltar 2019 Natwest International Island Games

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Hassans Announced as Major Partner to the Gibraltar 2019 Natwest International Island Games The Organising Committee of the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games is very pleased to announce Hassans International Law Firm as a Platinum Sponsor to this year’s event. Hassans are the latest in a growing list of local companies to support and partner with the Games, which will be held on the Rock from 6th to 12th July. Fabian Vinet, Head of Commercial Operations for the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games, has warmly welcomed the announcement, saying: “As the largest law firm in Gibraltar and widely…

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University of Central Lancashire Support the Games

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UCLan Sign Memorandum of Understanding The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games Organising Committee today signed a memorandum of understanding whereby UCLan Sports Therapy and MSc Sports Medicine staff and students from the School of Health Sciences and the School of Medicine will offer a range of medical services to support the Island Games to be held in Gibraltar between July 6th and 12th 2019. UCLan will provide pitch-side care at all 14 sports as well as managing a polyclinic available to all the 1800 competitors and 300 officials. Andy Cunningham, Principal Lecturer…

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Video – Draw for the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games Basketball competitions

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Video – Draw for the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games Basketball competitions The draw for the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games Basketball competitions was  streamed live on our Facebook account (Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games) on the 11th January 2019. A video can be viewed through the following link https://www.facebook.com/210104562901344/videos/535757350235145/

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One Year to Go until the Opening Ceremony

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The Countdown to the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games XVIII Today marks the ‘1 Year to Go’ mark until the Opening Ceremony of the Gibraltar 2019 Games.  Over the past few days Gibraltar has hosted the 23 Member Islands during their Pre-Visit tour of the competition venues for the 14 x sports and the accommodation that will house the 2500 athletes & officials. The Member Islands have also attended briefings given by each of the Gibraltar 2019 Sports Coordinators on planned competition formats and facilities to date. Last night (5th June 2018) the Member Islands, Gibraltar 2019 Organising Committee,…

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Volunteers Needed for Triathlon Test Event on 1st July 2018

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Volunteers Needed for Triathlon Test Event on 1st July On the morning of Sun 1st July 2018 the Gibraltar Triathlon Association will be holding a Triathlon event and require volunteer Race Marshals. This race will be used as a Test Event for the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games. The Race Marshals will be positioned at specific key locations and would be given instructions in respect of their duties and responsibilities. If you are interested in volunteering for the 1st July Test Event please email Denise Chiappe (Volunteer Manager, Gibraltar 2019 Organising Committee) on den_chiappe@hotmail.com by Thursday 21st June.

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Volunteers Needed for Cycling Test Event on 27th May 2018

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Volunteers Needed for Cycling Test Event on 27th May On the morning of Sun 27th May the Gibraltar Cycling Association will be holding a cycling event (Time Trial) and require 24 x volunteer Race Marshals to help stage the event.  This race will be used as a Test Event for the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games. The 24 x Marshals will be positioned at specific key locations and would be given instructions in respect of their duties and responsibilities. Your help in holding this Test Event is needed. If you are interested in volunteering for the 27th May Test…

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