Jersey Hosts The Island Games

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Anyone who lives in Jersey know by now that the Natwest Island Games have now ended, and what a huge success it was. The success of the games can not just be measured by the success of our athletes, who won the games by a comfortable margin, but also by the organisation of everyone involved who made the games possible.

Jersey’s athlete’s certainly seemed to raise their game and perform to the maximum of their abilities in front of the home crowd. Cheered on by thousands of local Jersey folk at all the events, it’s no surprise that Jersey went on to claim 50 Gold medals, 54 silver and 29 bronze. It literally rained medals from the very first day of the games right to the finish and despite some tough competition from the Isle Of Man and the island we love to hate across the water, Jersey were victorious and not for the first time in their history.

 

 

 

 

jersey cycling team

Image left: The Jersey cycling team must have been inspired by the recent Team Sky win in the Tour De France. We saw some stylish riding, and great fashion in the events. It was interesting to see so many Bolle sunglasses making a comeback in cycling fashion.

 

 

 

 

But it’s not just the athletes that should be recognized for their achievements in the games. Thousands of people came together to make the games happen, form the organizing committee to the volunteers and sponsors, all of whom made the games the success it was. It’s a massive undertaking to organised so many events, athletes and fans, yet the whole event ran seamlessly, as if it was nothing more than a weekly occurrence on our small island.

 

And let’s not forget the people of Jersey too. Jersey is always known as being a friendly and welcoming place to visit and that was never more apparent than at the games. Foreign athletes and supporters were welcomed to Jersey and made to feel right at home. The community spirit is strong in Jersey, but that doesn’t mean that foreign visitors are shunned. In fact, Jersey did themselves proud in the way they¬†made the thousands of visitors to the island feel comfortable.

 

So, now the games are over there is nothing else to do but prepare and look forward to the next island games. Let’s hope Jersey can perform to the same high standards and give us all plenty to cheer for.

Jersey – Channel Islands

Jersey is the biggest and southernmost of the Channel Islands, nearly 87 miles south of Great Britain. Due to it’s proximity to Continental Europe, it showcases the best from both sides of the English Channel.

A small island like Jersey is ideal for short trips but it is enchanting enough for one to decide to stay an extra day. It is only less than an hour away but the fusion of British and continental influences are not to be missed. Everything spells fabulous – the Jersey produce, stylish boutique hotels, impeccable service and memorable island experiences.

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Access to Jersey is quick and easy. There are at least 12 flights from Heathrow every day and other regional airports around the country have regular departures. You may also bring your car to the island through the fast ferry services that are readily available. The ferries that leave from the southern England coast take approximately four hours.

Depending on how you make it, this island of only 45 square miles may be a boxful of all kinds of sights, sounds and activities that range from traditional to dynamic and modern or a nice blend of both. Immerse yourself in the unspoiled landscape or its breathtaking coast. Get lost in the town’s winding lanes and soak in the unique blend of British and French influences on the island.

If an action-packed holiday is what you are looking for, Jersey is still the right place to go. Explore magnificent castles and adventure parks, browse through museums and galleries, cycle around the island’s unspoiled terrain or take a boat trip around the islands. Maybe then you can spot a few dolphins or even catch some fish for dinner. Indeed Jersey never lacks excitement.

Looking for a place where you can get away from it all? Jersey is the perfect place and will never disappoint.