BUTTERFIELD Bank has extended its Island Games bursary offering due to overwhelming response from young competitors taking part in the 2013 Island Games in Bermuda.
Young people in full or part-time education were eligible to apply for the bursaries which will offer significant financial support towards the cost of travel and accommodation at the games.
Originally two bursaries were on offer but as so many young sportsmen and sportswomen have applied, Butterfield has decided to extend the bursaries to help a team and four individuals to attend the games next year in Bermuda.
John Robinson, Managing Director of Butterfield in Guernsey was pleased that so many applications had been received:
“The response to the Butterfield Island Games bursary has been brilliant; it’s really encouraging to see that so many young islanders are passionate about sport and their level of commitment towards competing at the Island Games next year.
“We understand that the cost of travel to the competition in Bermuda is high and we really want to help support the sports people attending the Games. Due to the number of applications we’ve received, we have decided to extend the bursary offering so we can back even more local young sportsmen and sportswomen,” he said.
Applicants will find out next week if they have been successful in their application.