Councillors asked to back Anglesey’s 2025 Island Games bid.

Exciting plans to bring the International Island Games to Ynys Môn in 2025 could come a step closer today as County Councillors are asked to back a request to underwrite the Games.

The Ynys Môn 2025 Bid Committee, including representatives of the Ynys Môn Island Games Association, the island’s AM 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.

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.

2025 Bid Committee Chair Gareth Parry said: “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.”

Rhun ap Iorwerth AM 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.”

Albert Owen MP added: “This is an important juncture and the support of the Anglesey Council is vital to proceed to host the 2025 games and the 25 year legacy it will provide the island’s wider community.”