Webshop release

Tickets for the opening ceremony

If you want to experience the excitement of the opening ceremony on June 24th, now is your chance to get a hold of a ticket. We are releasing the first batch of tickets now, so if you want to make sure to have a seat at the opening ceremony follow the link and buy a ticket.

The opening ceremony will be at Strandgärdet in Visby and will commence at 19.00. The two hour long show will feature the parade of the islands, entertainment, and, of course, the water ceremony, among other things. You don’t want to miss this.

Get your ticket HERE! (English version)

Köp biljett här! (Svensk version)

Football schedule is completed

Here is all the matches with times and venues for the football tournament:

Football_schedule_2017

Men’s football

Group A

Menorca

Orkney

Alderney

Jersey

 

Sunday 25th June 17:00           Menorca – Orkney                             Stenkyrka

Sunday 25th June 17:00           Alderney – Jersey                               Väskinde

 

Monday 26th June 17:00         Jersey – Menorca                               Visborgsvallen

Monday 26th June 13:00         Orkney – Alderney                             Hemse

 

Tuesday 27th June 17:00          Menorca – Alderney                          Fårösund

Tuesday 27th June 17:00          Orkney – Jersey                                  Väskinde

 

Group B

Gotland

Froya

Greenland

Western Isles

 

Sunday 25th June 20:45           Gotland – Froya                                  Gutavallen

Sunday 25th June 17:00           Greenland – Western Isles                 Säve

 

Monday 26th June 17:00         Western Isles – Gotland                     Dalhem

Monday 26th June 17:00         Froya – Greenland                             Hemse

 

Tuesday 27th June 17:00          Gotland – Greenland                          Visborgsvallen

Tuesday 27th June 17:00          Froya – Western Isles                         Säve

 

Group C

Guernsey

Åland

Saremaa

Shetland Islands

 

Sunday 25th June 17:00           Guernsey – Åland                               Dalhem

Sunday 25th June 17:00           Saremaa – Shetland Isles                   Hemse

 

Monday 26th June 17:00         Shetland Isles – Guernsey                  Stenkyrka

Monday 26th June 17:00         Åland – Saremaa                                Fardhem

 

Tuesday 27th June 20:00          Guernsey – Saremaa                          Dalhem

Tuesday 27th June 20:00          Åland – Shetland Isles                        Gutavallen

 

Group D

Isle of Man

Hitra

Ynys Môn

Falkland Islands

 

Sunday 25th June 17:00           Isle of Man – Hitra                             Fårösund

Sunday 25th June 17:00           Ynys Môn – Falkland Islands              Visborgsvallen

 

Monday 26th June 17:00         Falkland Islands – Isle of Man            Säve

Monday 26th June 17:00         Hitra – Ynys Môn                                Väskinde

 

Tuesday 27th June 17:00          Isle of Man – Ynys Môn                      Stenkyrka

Tuesday 27th June 17:00          Hitra – Falkland Islands                      Fardhem

 

Semi Finals

Thursday 29th June 13:00 Winner Group B – Winner Group A Väskinde

Thursday 29th June 13:00 Winner Group C – Winner Group D Fardhem

 

Placings

Thursday 29th June 20:45 5th/6th Placing Match Gutavallen

Thursday 29th June 17:00 7th/8th Placing Match Fårösund

Thursday 29th June 17:00 9th/10th Placing Match Dalhem

Thursday 29th June 17:00 11h/12th Placing Match Stenkyrka

Thursday 29th June 17:00 13th/14th Placing Match Fardhem

Thursday 29th June 17:00 15th/16th Placing Match Säve

Medal matches

Friday 30th June 12:30             Bronze Medal Match                         Väskinde

Friday 30th June 13:00             Gold Medal Match                             Gutavallen

 

Women’s football

Group A

Gotland

Hitra

Menorca

Greenland

 

Sunday 25th June 13:00           Greenland – Gotland                          Visborgsvallen

Sunday 25th June 13:00           Hitra – Menorca                                 Dalhem

 

Monday 26th June 20:45         Gotland – Hitra                                  Gutavallen

Monday 26th June 13:00         Menorca – Greenland                        Dalhem

 

Wednesday 28th June 17:00    Gotland – Menorca                            Väskinde

Wednesday 28th June 17:00    Hitra – Greenland                               Stenkyrka

 

Group B

Åland

Western Isles

Isle of Man

Ynys Môn

 

Sunday 25th June 13:00           Åland – Western Isles                        Stenkyrka

Sunday 25th June 13:00           Isle of Man – Ynys Môn                      Väskinde

 

Monday 26th June 13:00         Ynys Môn – Åland                              Visborgsvallen

Monday 26th June 13:00         Western Isles – Isle of Man                Fårösund

 

Wednesday 28th June 17:00    Åland – Isle of Man                            Dalhem

Wednesday 28th June 17:00    Western Isles – Ynys Môn                   Säve

 

Group C

Jersey

Isle of Wight

Gibraltar

 

Sunday 25th June 13:00           Jersey – Isle of Wight                         Fardhem

 

Monday 26th June 13:00         Isle of Wight – Gibraltar                    Väskinde

 

Wednesday 28th June 17:00    Gibraltar – Jersey                               Visborgsvallen

 

 

Semi Finals

Thursday 29th June 13:00 Winner Group A – Best runner-up        Visborgsvallen

Thursday 29th June 13:00 Winner Group B – Winner Group C      Stenkyrka

 

Placings

Thursday 29th June 17:00 5th/6th Placing Match Visborg

Thursday 29th June 13:00 7th/8th Placing Match Hemse

Thursday 29th June 17:00 9th/10th Placing Match Väskinde

 

 

Medal matches

Friday 30th June 10:00             Bronze Medal Match                         Visborgsvallen

Friday 30th June 10:30             Gold Medal Match                             Gutavallen

Get your own transport

BIKE HIRE

In Visby it’s preferable to go by bike when getting from one place to another. The number of bikes is limited, so it will be on a first come, first served basis. In other words, reserve bikes for your team as soon as possible.
You will be charged on January 31st.

The rates for the week are as follows:
3-speed bicycle including helmet and insurance – 600 SEK
7-speed bicycle including helmet and insurance – 650 SEK
Tandem bicycle including helmets and insurance – 1100 SEK

Gotlands cykeluthyrning

www.gotlandscykeluthyrning.com
Phone: +46 498 21 41 33

You make your reservation at info@gcu.se

 


RENT A CAR

Avis Gotland
www.avis.se
Phone: +46 498 21 98 10 

Circle K, Söderväg 
www.circlek.se
Phone: +46 498 21 44 35
E-mail: 27311@circlekeurope.com

Circle K, Broväg
www.circlek.se
Phone: +46 498 21 68 55
E-mail: 27313@circlekeurope.com


GET A CAB

Taxikurir
Phone: +46 498 50 000
E-mail: info@gtl.taxikurir.se


Interviews with three islands

Bermuda, Shetland and Åland says:
– Gotland will arrange a great NatWest Island Games 2017. There is no doubt about that.
After four intense days at next year’s organizers everything appears to be in order.

Just over a year left but busy days for the hosts on Gotland. Easy to relate to for those who ever hosted NatWest Island Games.
Wednesday, June 29 63 visitors from the participating islands arrived for the pre-visit. Four packed days later they, went back home after checking out the accommodation, doing workshops, visited some of the venues, had meetings with sports coordinators, had a few more meetings and went on a guided tour in Visby.
They have asked questions – got their answers, been to dinner with the governor. But maybe most important, socialized and tied even stronger ties between their islands.

We sat down with three secretaries in their NatWest Island Games Association. Juanita Bee, Bermuda, Susanne Guildford, Åland and Bob Kerr, Shetland.
They all believe in great games 2017.
– Gotland has proven to be very organized. They had the games in 1999 and have participated regularly so they know what it is all about. It’s very satisfying to see how well planned it all seems to be, even the small details, says Bob Kerr.

Do you have any concerns about the games?
– I have full confidence in the Gotland organization, says Juanita Bee and get nodding support from Susanne and Bob. What we have seen here is very impressive.

What expectations do you have?
– Lots of fun, a great atmosphere like the one in 1999. The weather was fantastic and the opening ceremony a big success, says Susanne Guildford.
– I think every game learn from the previous. NatWest Island Games is an excellent opportunity to bring Islanders and sports people together. It is a powerful week socially, that we all learn a lot from. The games are getting better and better every time, says Bob Kerr.

Is social interaction more important than the results at the venues?
– We do not win very many medals… but a few. For us, meeting other people active in different sports around the world is important. And to watch other athletes´ competing is very rewarding, you learn a lot from it, says Juanita Bee.

In the NatWest Island Games the young athletes in Bermuda get a goal to aim for, she says. The opportunities to compete with the flag of Bermuda on the jersey are rare.
For many of the smaller islands, or those who are far away from the mainland, the games may be the only way to get a feel of the international arena.
– In these games we get a chance to compete on equal terms, which is important, says Bob Kerr.

What is important not to go wrong in the games of 2017?
– I’m not concerned that Gotland will not be able to arrange the games successfully. They´ve got it all here, hotels, infrastructure, no need to build venues, says Susanne Guildford.

What are you most looking forward to?
– That the athletes have fun, says Susanne. If they bring any medals home, that´s great, but having a good time on Gotland, meeting people and having great experiences is the most important.

How much attention do NatWest Island Games get back home?
– In Scotland it is the biggest sporting event for us who live on the islands of Orkney, The Western Islands and Shetland. Yes, there are athletes who represent Scotland, but for the majority of our athletes NatWest Island Games is their main event, says Bob Kerr.

Juanita Bee, Bermuda:
– We entered in 2003 and the commitment has grown over the years. We got a big boost when we hosted the games in 2013, then the islanders saw what the games really represent. Once people understood how big this is the public, athletes, sponsors and the business world, got very much more interested. Now they love the games.
– We are like Shetland pretty much, this is the only time we can compete under our own flag. It’s great, especially for the young athletes, says Susanne.

Bermuda will not bring any journalists to Gotland, “too expensive,” says Juanita Bee. Åland will have two papers and a radio station on site, from Shetland, two print journalists and one photographer.
The NatWest Island Games bring people closer, no doubt about that. There are more than one example of athletes who met – and became husband and wife.
Common values create a good ground for meetings – no matter if you have to go to Bermuda, Shetland, Åland. Or Gotland.