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Prince Edward 'impressed' with Isle of Wight's hosting of Island Games

Thu 30 Jun 2011

Prince Edward 'impressed' with Isle of Wight's hosting of Island Games

A royal visitor to the Isle of Wight has been described as "impressed" with the sporting facilities on the island.

Prince Edward travelled to the location in order to check out the Island Games that are currently being hosted there.

Isle of Wight sports co-ordinator Ray Scovell said the royal visitor had praised locals for turning out in such strong numbers to watch the variety of sports being contested in the competition.

"He was very knowledgeable about athletics and showed a real interest in what was going on," he was quoted as saying by the Isle of Wight County Press.

Lee Matthews, the Isle of Wight Council's recreation and public spaces manager, recently said the hosting of the Island Games would leave a legacy similar to that which will be experienced by London after it holds the 2012 Olympic Games.

He pointed out the importance of nurturing talented people from the Isle of Wight from a young age to help them fulfil their potential.

Posted by Carla Winter ADNFCR-3083-ID-800607440-ADNFCR

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