Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Commonwealth Youth Games: Closing ceremony

Davy Knowles
Image caption Davy Knowles will perform during the closing ceremony at the Villa Marina

The 2011 Isle of Man Commonwealth Youth Games will draw to a close on Monday evening, with a ceremonial Quaich passed onto officials from Samoa.

The president of the Commonwealth Youth Games, Michael Fennell, will hand over the Scottish Cup, which symbolises love and friendship, to the 2015 hosts.

The ceremony will bring to a close four days of sporting competition, involving more than 1,000 athletes.

There will also be a performance from Manx blues singer, Davy Knowles.

Reach Higher

The singer will perform a 50-minute set, culminating in a performance of reach higher, the Games' anthem he wrote with Manx singer-songwriter Christine Collister.

Mr Knowles said: "When I was asked to write the anthem, I jumped at the chance. I am really looking forward to getting the chance to perform it in front of all the athletes and officials."

The ceremony will also see a performance from Isle of Man stunt rider, Steve Colley, but the proposed fire work display over Douglas bay has been cancelled, due to poor weather.

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