It’s a warm sunny (winter) day here. I have just returned from the wharf where the usual send-off of the RMS passengers has taken place.
Leaving the island today are the St Helena Commonwealth Games Team, representing the Island in the upcoming Glasgow Games. Taking place between 23 July and 3 August, this international multi-sport event held every four years involves athletes from the entire Commonwealth of Nations.
Madolyn Andrews, Chelsea Benjamin, Jordie Andrews, Lee Yon, Patrick Young and Ben Dillon today begin their long journey to the Games, where they will be joined by remaining team members Ryan Benjamin, Duane March, Vernon Smeed and Simon Henry. Accompanying the team to the Games is Chef de Mission Pamela Young, and Nick Stevens who will be responsible for managing the team in Glasgow.
St Helena will be participating in three events, Badminton, Shooting and Swimming. Badminton competitors are Lee, Ryan, Duane and Vernon, Shooters are Madolyn, Cheslea, Jordie, Patrick and Simon, while Ben is competing in Swimming.