The 2019 NatWest Island Games is officially underway in Gibraltar.

Around 2,500 competitors from 24 islands, including about 140 from the Isle of Wight, featured in last night’s (Saturday’s) parade at the opening ceremony.

Nine-time table tennis gold medallist Dan Burns carried the Island’s flag.

Watch the video, captured by sponsors ICR Touch, below:

13-year-old squash star Amelie Haworth delivered the Isle of Wight’s water, which was mixed with samples from all of the islands as part of a ceremonial tradition.

The Isle of Wight will compete in 12 sports during the week-long games – athletics, badminton, basketball, cycling, judo, sailing, shooting, squash, swimming, tennis, table tennis and triathlon.

So far today (Sunday), the triathlon event has taken place. Dave Sweet was the first Islander home in 13th overall.