Team St Helena departs for Natwest Island Games in Gibraltar

Members of the St Helena team competing in the 2019 NatWest Island Games in Gibraltar departed the Island on Saturday, 22 June 2019.

Team St Helena competitors – Duwaine Yon, Colby Thomas and Brooke Yon – were accompanied from St Helena by Larry Thomas of the National Sports Association of St Helena (NSASH). They have now joined remaining team member Aiden Yon-Stevens and Team Managers, Nick Stevens and Tina Yon-Stevens, in the UK for a week’s training before departing for Gibraltar on 3 July, in time for the opening of the Games on Saturday, 6 July.

The swimming events will see Colby compete in the 100m and 50m breaststroke and 100m and 50m freestyle, Brooke competing in the 50m, 200m and 100m breaststroke, 200m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 100m individual medley and Duwaine competing in the 50m breaststroke, 20m freestyle and 100m and 50m freestyle. Aiden will compete in the 800m, 400m and 200m Athletics events.

Good luck Team St Helena!

Readers should note the following amendments to last Friday’s press release on the Island Games team:

Larry Thomas is accompanying the team along with Team Managers, Nick Stevens and Tina Yon-Stevens, and not Jeremy Roberts as reported.

The swimming competitors are also taking part in additional events such as the butterfly and individual medley.

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25 June 2019


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