YNYS Môn Athletics have announced a 20-strong team for the upcoming 2019 Natwest Island Games.

The event, which will take place in Gibraltar from July 6-12, will see a young and talented group from Anglesey go in search of major honours, and they have recently taken part in pre-season camps in Portugal and Tenerife to get them fully adjusted to a warmer climate.

They have also been involved in a specific sports science support programme from Bangor University covering fitness testing, nutrition and hydration, sport psychology and heat acclimation.

Iolo Hughes, who will be a strong contender for the 1500m and 5000m, will also be joined by his sister Cari Hughes thanks to her standout recent form on the track.

Ynys Môn’s fastest ever 100m and 200m runner Zachary Price will be leading the way for the sprinters and as well as chasing an individual medal, the relay teams have also been preparing well and will be looking to make an impact.

Ffion Roberts a national champion in the 400m will also be aiming to make an impact at her first games, whilst Gethin Hughes who picked up a medal in Gotland 2017 will be aiming to do the same in 2019.

Team manager Barry John Edwards, said: “It’s a strong team with a mixture of youth and experience and it will be an honour to be part of this magnificent event which brings together talented athletes from Islands across the globe.

“Many of our athletes are regional or national junior champions as well as previous medallists from 2013, 2015, and 2017 games, I’m certain there will be plenty of personal best’s as well as medals coming back to Ynys Môn.”

Ynys Mon squad: Aled Hughes, Iolo Hughes, Cai Lewis Jones, Cameron Jones, Zachary Price, Cameron Lawrence, Ellis Jones, Danny Goddard-Smith, Cai Roberts, Guto Tegid, Patrick Harris, Gethin Hughes, Shon Evans, Catrin Powell Jones, Cari Hughes, Ffion Jones, Ffion Roberts, Erin Maloney, Amelia Hucks, Lucy Lawrence.