The St Helena 2015 Island Games Team will bring home with them a silver and bronze medal from this year’s Natwest Island Games XVI, held in Jersey from 27 June to 3 July 2015. Twenty-four Island teams took part in this year’s Games.
The team, led by Chef de Mission Gavin George and managers Pat Henry and Barbara Osborne, has departed Jersey with shooters Madolyn Andrews, Jodie Scipio-Constantine, Kayleigh Harris, Chelsea Benjamin, Simon Henry and Jordie Andrews, swimmer Ben Dillon, golfers Martin (Jackson) Buckley, Patrick Sim and Malcolm Williams and athlete Alexia Reynolds.
Madolyn Andrews and Chelsea Benjamin won bronze medals in the ISSF 50m Prone Smallbore Rifle Women’s Team event and Madolyn and Kayleigh Harris were awarded a silver medal in the 50m 3 Position Smallbore Rifle Women’s Team event.
Overall, St Helena came in 22nd position at the Games.
Chairman of the National Amateur Sports Association St Helena (NASAS), Nick Stevens, said:
“As Chairman of NASAS I am extremely pleased and proud of Team St Helena’s achievement at the Island Games in Jersey.
“For an Island of just over 4500 people to be able to compete in the international arena is fantastic and to win medals is truly remarkable. To all the team members I would just like to say a big well done!”
St Helena Government also extends its congratulations to the team.
6 July 2015