Island Games 2015: Guernsey archers aiming for team honours

Guernsey archery team
Steve Yates has been a stalwart of Guernsey archery for over 20 years

Guernsey's archers are aiming for team medals at this summer's Island Games.

The side, which is led by Guernsey's opening ceremony flag-bearer Steve Yates, won team knockout gold when Archery was last contested at the Island Games in 2011

"We've got some very good individuals, but we know that other islands have got good teams as well," said Yates.

"I would be disappointed if we didn't come back with at least a couple of team medals," he told BBC Guernsey.

The event marks a 10th Island Games for Yates, who made his debut in 1993 in the Isle of Wight and won individual gold on home soil in 2003 in the compound knockout.

"It's a tremendous honour, a privilege and I'm really proud to be leading the Guernsey team in the opening ceremony," he added.

"You make good friends for life. I've got friends I met in the Isle of Wight in 1993 that I am still in contact with now.

"It's a brilliant experience and if we win some medals that's a bonus."

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