I am delighted to announce that Fairway Group has sponsored Jake Michel, Ollie Turner and myself for the Island Games in Gotland, which gets underway this weekend. We have all been training hard to ensure we are at peak performance. Motivation, dedication but more than that, extremely proud to be representing Jersey in our chosen fields.
Jake Michel plays basketball and he says "this will be a tough tournament for Jersey, the standard is high and we are aiming to win our pool and make it to the quarter finals, then we will have a good chance of a medal. Our main rivals are Guernsey who are in our group.
Many thanks to Fairway Group who have funded my trip and given me the time off to compete."
Ollie Turner the triathlete is hoping for team Gold: "Our main rivals are Guernsey who have some great athletes who will also be aiming high, I have just returned from a training camp with fellow team mate Demri Mitchell and coach Nick Saunders of TPS. I am in great shape and hoping that it will all come together for the race on Sunday.
Many thanks to Fairway Group for their on going support"
Finally myself currently reserve for the IG but trained hard in preparation and ready to race if needed. The ladies team is looking strong and they are also hoping to bring home team gold.
It has been a fantastic journey so far with triathlon having met so many inspirational people along the way. Having started less than 2 years ago I am delighted with my progress and would encourage anyone vaguely thinking about it to go for it!! Be the best you can be, that is our Fairway belief.
Good luck to all of the athletes from the 23 Islands taking part in this year's Games.