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NEWS ITEM
25 February 2016

WIIGA Management Team Announced

The Western Isles Island Games Association is pleased to announce their new team of Sports Managers. The full team can now be confirmed, which covers what are currently our 9 participation sports. The team is made up of a group of managers who have all experienced the Island Games, and know what is required to prepare and compete at this level.

Athletics
Badminton
Cycling/Triatlon
Men's Football

Women's Football
Golf
Shooting
Swimming

Seumas Mactaggart
Paul Finnegan
Christina Mackenzie
Eric ‘Strada’ Macleod (Assistants – Magnus Johnson & Graeme Millar)
Catherine Ann Macleod & Euan ‘Moley’ Macleod
Bryan Geddes
Archie Macvicar
David Hanlon

This is a strong line up for what is a challenging position. The managers will be supported by the General Team Manager, Iain GG Campbell, and the rest of the WIIGA Committee. The role of the manager includes supporting the promotion of their sport throughout the Western Isles, supporting development of their sport, setting criteria for qualification, selection of the team, fundraising, liaising with Island Games sports organisers and management of the team at the Games.

WIIGA Chairperson, Norrie MacDonald commented “Following on from the successes at recent games, most notably our last participation at Jersey 2015; it is important that we underpin the development we have seen across all sports and throughout the islands. I believe this is as strong a group of managers as we could have hoped for, and the work has already begun to prepare for Gotland in 2017.”

“Anyone; from aspiring athletes, redundant coaches, sports clubs, fundraisers, organisers and, indeed, members of the general public who would like to get involved but don’t know how, simply call into your local Sports Centre and ask. Or contact me at norriemacdonald@btinternet.com”.

Following sponsorship of the squad at last year’s Games in Jersey, The Scottish Salmon Company will continue to be a main sponsor for the Games in Gotland, Craig Anderson, Managing Director added;

“We were extremely proud of the performance of the teams at last year’s Games, they certainly put the Western Isles on the map and highlighted the wealth of athletic talent we have across the islands. The appointment of the new team managers is crucial, as they have an important role in identifying, nurturing and developing individuals across the different sporting disciplines in the countdown to the next games. We look forward to working with the athletes and the committee in this next chapter”.

The next NatWest Island Games will be held in Gotland 2017 from 24th – 30th June.

 

 

The Scottish Salmon Company: Title Sponsor of Team WIIG
The Scottish Salmon Company

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