The Commonwealth Games Association of the Isle of Man (CGA) has announced the names of the athletes who have been provisionally selected to represent Team Isle of Man at the 2022 Commonwealth Games being held in Birmingham, England.
Twelve athletes have been selected as ‘Tier 1’selections, across four sports.
|Aquatics||Athletics||Cycling - Women||Cycling - Men|
|Laura Kinley||Sarah Astin||Anna Christian||Matt Bostock|
|Joel Watterson||Ollie Lockley||Lizzie Holden||Sam Brand|
|Amelia Sharpe||Mark Cavendish|
A total of 30 athletes will make up Team Isle of Man, with the final team to be confirmed in April 2022.
President of the CGA, Basil Bielich said:
‘We are delighted to have been able to select twelve athletes at this stage. This is the first time we have selected Tier 1 athletes and we trust that this will enable the chosen athletes to plan their preparation and training programme with more certainty and confidence.
‘The Tier 1 selections represent the first stage of a three-step process. The second tier of athletes will be provisionally selected in January 2022, and the third tier in April 2022.
‘A number of athletes have been nominated by their respective local sports bodies for consideration. The CGA and Isle of Man Sport are working closely together to give our athletes as much support as possible with their preparations for the Games. This is to ensure that the strongest possible team represents the Isle of Man in Birmingham next year.
‘Our plans for our participation in Birmingham are well underway, along with planning for our key fundraising activities, such as the Queen’s Baton Relay and CGA dinner, which offer great potential for commercial partners to get involved with Team Isle of Man.’