Sports Awards

Fifty seven athletes will receive support from Isle of Man Sport and Sport Aid this year to achieve their sporting goals and continue to put the island on the sporting map.

Isle of Man Sports Aid (IoMSA) has played an important role in the development of the Island’s elite sporting stars for more than two decades and previous recipients have gone on to win World, Commonwealth and Olympic titles. 

IoMSA Chairman Andy Varnom, said: ‘Following the extended disruption to sport caused by the pandemic, it is positive to see how many of the applicants were able to compete and achieve in the face of adversity in 2021. We are delighted to help so many talented athletes, and it is only possible thanks to the continued generosity of our sponsors. This investment demonstrates our commitment to help them to fulfil their potential and we can’t wait to see what they go on to achieve.’ 

This year’s support covers around a dozen sports and will help those representing the Isle of Man at Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer, which is the highest level an athlete can represent the island.

Julie Edge MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, said: ‘The success of past recipients has been invaluable in promoting Manx sport across the globe and I am confident with this support we will see the Manx flag flying at major sporting events.’

Barry in Tynwald

Barry Murphy, Campaigner and Administrator of the Isle of Man Utility Customers Working Group will give evidence to the Economic Policy Review Committee of Tynwald next week on the subject of gas prices.

Evidence will be heard at 2.30pm on Wednesday March 23 in the LegCo Chamber. You can either go watch it in person or listen online through the Tynwald website.

Commonwealth Leader

The Commonwealth Games Association of the Isle of Man has announced that Louise Corkill has been selected to participate in the inaugural Commonwealth Women’s Leadership Programme, one of only 20 women across the Commonwealth to be chosen.

The programme provides access to education and networking opportunities with the aim of empowering women to become leaders within their respective sports and communities. 

As part of the programme, Louise will receive a scholarship to support her on her individual development pathway. The programme will support participants to not only clarify their leadership ambitions and recognise their leadership strengths, but more importantly will broaden their understanding of their role in supporting equality within the Commonwealth Sport Movement.

Louise said: ‘I’m delighted to be selected for the Commonwealth Women’s Leadership Programme and to represent the Isle of Man alongside 19 other women from across the Commonwealth. It is a privilege to have been selected and I would like to thank Manx Sport and Recreation, Isle of Man Sport and the CGA for their support.’