Guernsey squad leave for Commonwealth Youth Games

Guernsey's Commonwealth Youth Games team
Guernsey's Commonwealth Youth Games team send off (l-r) Angela Stuart, Jordan Trebert, Emily Trebert, Alex Wilson, Miles Munro, Josh Lewis, Peter Sirett, Eben Marsh, Teresa Roberts

Guernsey's eight-strong squad have set off for the Isle of Man for the Commonwealth Youth Games.

It is the third time that Guernsey have sent a team to the event, which sees 1,000 young sports men and women from 69 Commonwealth Countries competing.

"This is the biggest team we've sent away to a youth games," said the chairman of the Guernsey Commonwealth Games Association Peter Sirrett.

Guernsey will compete in swimming, cycling, badminton and athletics.

"They've done all the hard work, they should be as prepared as they can be and now it's 'go and do your best' and enjoy it," team leader Angela Stuart told BBC Guernsey.

Heather Watson won tennis gold at the last games in Pune in India, the only time a Guernsey youngster has made it to the podium.

"I'm really proud to be chosen to go to the Isle of Man," said 100m and 200m sprinter Teresa Roberts.

"It's going to be a high standard of competition, quite different from the Island Games but I'm hoping to achieve a few personal bests."