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Sun, 27 Jun 2010

At the Annual General Meeting of the International Island Games Association held today in the Isle of Wight - Host of the NatWest Island Games 2011, the membership awarded the NatWest Island Games XVI 2015 to Jersey.

IIGA Chairman Jorgen Pettersson commented:

The Members had to choose between two very strong Bids which is a sign of the ever increasing development within the Islands of our Games Family.  Our Association has been organising the Games for our sportspeople every second year since 1985.  It is fair to say that both of the bidding Islands deserved to become the Host for 2015 but as in any competition there can be only one winner.   However many of the membership  would like to see Gotland bid again for the 2017 Games so as not to waste all the work which has been put into this Bid.  The Membership will decide on the Host for 2017 Games at the Annual General Meeting to be held in Bermuda in 2012.