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Island Games 'to leave legacy on Isle of Wight'

Mon 27 Jun 2011

Island Games 'to leave legacy on Isle of Wight'

The Isle of Wight is expected to see the benefits from hosting the Natwest Island Games this year for a long time to come.

This is according to Lee Matthews, the Isle of Wight Council's recreation and public spaces manager, who compared the competition's legacy to that which will be experienced by London after it holds the Olympic Games next summer.

He pointed out that a lot of facilities on the island have been upgraded in order to get them up to the required standard to host events as part of the Island Games.

"It is about nurturing sporting talent from a young age and giving them the best platform with which to develop their skills," said Mr Matthews.

Leader of the Isle of Wight Council David Pugh stated that he hopes the Games will act as an inspiration for the island's youths.

Guernsey currently tops the medal table for the 2011 Island Games, with five golds, two silvers and a bronze.

Posted by Adam Pearson ADNFCR-3083-ID-800599960-ADNFCR

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