Island Games

Competition for islands around the world

Once every two years, thousands of athletes from across the globe — from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic to the Caribbean — come together to compete in the NatWest International Island Games. 

 Next Island Games : 12th - 18th July 2025  in Orkney 

Months of rigorous training are put to the test over a week of events as competitors swim, shoot, sprint and swing their way to victory. From target and endurance events to team sports such as football, basketball and volleyball, the Games holds competitions in a diverse range of sports and is open to competitors as young as 13.

The Games welcomes spectators at all events, giving host islanders an exciting—and all too rare—opportunity to watch live international sport on their home turf. 

And it’s truly worth watching. Games athletes perform to an exceptional standard—each one of them living proof that small communities can achieve great things. 

Website for IOW team :  Home Page - Team IOW 

Website for Guernsey games 2025 :  Orkney 2025 Island Games 

Website for Island Games Association:

The Isle of Wight Archery Team who competed in 2023 

consisted of David and Kay Grist from Wight Bowmen, and Rob Palmer from West Wight.