NatWest continues backing of Island Games

Retail and commercial banking company NatWest has renewed its title sponsorship of the Island Games multi-sport event.

The extended deal covers the 2021 edition of the event in Guernsey. NatWest has been a partner of the Island Games since 1998 and will also serve as the title sponsor of next year’s event in Gibraltar.

The 2021 event will officially be known as the NatWest International Island Games. NatWest International will also provide financial support for the event through sports development grants.

The Games are contested by 24 member islands around the world. The event also provides opportunities for cultural exchange and social interaction with visiting teams.

Jőrgen Pettersson, chairman of the International Island Games Association, said: “The partnership between the IIGA and NatWest International has made a major contribution to the development of our Games and it has enabled our association to grow, both in size and in knowledge.  

“We are extremely grateful for the ongoing and enthusiastic support shown by NatWest International which has inspired us to develop the Games into a movement that changes lives and is a catalyst for the development of island communities.”

The most recent edition of the Games was held on the Swedish island of Gotland last year.