#NSHD2019 - Anglesey Sporting Heroes

#NSHD2019 Anglesey Sporting Heroes Exhibition
Courtesy of Anglesey Archives

The island of Anglesey’s bid to host the International Island Games in 2025 was given a significant boost when the International Island Games Association (IIGA) Executive Committee confirmed on 9th July 2019 the island’s status as preferred bidders to host what is dubbed as a Mini Olympics in six years’ time.  

Preferred host status does not necessarily mean that the island is committed as hosts for 2025, but rather, that it has 12 months to demonstrate to the Island Games Executive that it is capable of hosting the games. The island still has a lot of work to do to ensure that it can host the 2025 games and everyone on the island will need to get involved and support the bid to make sure that the committee can get this over the line.

In order to play our part and support the bid we launched our new exhibition, ‘Anglesey Sporting Heroes’ on National Sporting Heritage day. The exhibition celebrates the islands unique sporting heritage and culture. It consists of a series of photographs and documents held in our custody, which demonstrates how sport can have a positive impact on a small community. It also shows how sport can promote a healthy lifestyle, provide a focus for young people, and strengthen the islands cultural identity. The overall aim of the exhibition is to increase an awareness and understanding of our sporting heritage by providing greater access to the stories and archives of local sporting achievement.

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