The Commonwealth Games Association of Jersey is pleased to announce the Jersey Team who will be travelling to the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in July this year.
The 7 athletes travelling to the Bahamas were selected by the CGAJ Validation Sub-Committee and selections were made having only had these athletes put forward by their sports to attend the Games.
The Jersey Team will comprise of –
|CGAJ Secretary General||Paul Huddlestone|
|General Team Manager and Cycling Coach||Andy Hamon|
|Assistant Team Manager and Physiotherapist||Morag Obarska|
|Swimming Coach||Nathan Jegou|
|Athletics Coach||Cat Hallden|
|Tennis Coach||Andrew Evans|
Isaac du Val
CGAJ President Paul du Feu said “We have been following the progress of these youngsters for the past 18 months as they’ve been part of our Acorn Performance Pathway. The Governing bodies have been very supportive of the process and it made validation a relatively simple exercise.”
“It’s nice to have a cyclist back on the team giving us 4 sports. We are still finalising exactly which events the athletes and swimmers will enter as we are keen that they fully embrace the opportunity to compete at such a high level. We have to send a large number of adults because of the variety of disciplines and the gender balance. This is also important as the CGAJ plans for staffing at future Games.”
“We are sending Paul Huddlestone with the team for many reasons. Paul has been General Team Manager at recent games and will support our new GTM Andrew Hamon, he knows the Bahamas well having lived there and most important he will be able to attend Federation meetings which are being planned following the withdrawal of Durban as hosts in 2022.“