The Island Games
The XIV Island Games (also known as the 2011 Natwest Island Games for sponsorship reasons) was a major international multi-sport event held from June 25 to July 1, 2011, in the Isle of Wight, England. A total of 2,306 athletes from 24 islands competed in 15 sports and 190 events.
The 2011 Island Games were the second Island Games to be hosted by the Isle of Wight (the fourth island to host multiple Games). Previously, the Isle of Wight hosted the 1993 Island Games.
Some of the members of Shanklin Rifle Club were responsible for helping to organise and run the shooting events. The events themselves took place on the club's outdoor range, with a number of club members representing the Island and themselves in various disciplines. Our club members that entered won a number of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, and the Isle of Wight managed to win 13 medals in total across all the different shooting disciplines.