EXCITING plans to bring the International Island Games to Ynys Môn in 2025 moved a step closer on Tuesday.

The Ynys Môn 2025 Bid Committee, including representatives of the Ynys Môn Island Games Association, Assembly Member Rhun ap Iorwerth and MP Albert Owen – who’ve been working closely with the County Council’s elected representatives and officials – already have a significant amount of funding promised, from the Anglesey Charitable Trust, Welsh Government as well as the International Island Games executive.

Mr ap Iorwerth, said: “I’m sure Councillors will want to give a vote of confidence in our young people, by ensuring the Games get the go-ahead. Bringing this wonderful festival of sport to Ynys Môn in 2025 will leave a positive legacy for years to come.”

With commercial sponsors already showing keen interest in getting involved – some already promising significant sums of money – the bid committee is confident there will be no need for any additional support from the Isle of Anglesey County Council.

The underwriting, however, is a technical necessity for the bid’s approval.

Gareth Parry, 2025 Bid Committee Chair, added: “We are very thankful for the support we’ve received from the Country Council’s Officials and Councillors with the work on the bid so far.

“We hope that after today’s meeting we will be in a position to move forward and make the prospect of bringing a major International event of this stature to our island a reality.”

Should the proposal come to fruition, it would be another massive sporting boost for Anglesey, which is hosting the Inter Games Football Tournament for the very first time later this summer.