Boosted by the event falling in half-term, 24-30 May, a stronger contingent of junior competitors will make the trip this year – 45 in total.
Athletics and swimming lead the way with 12 places each, understandable considering the sports have been the most fertile in producing medal winning performances since officially joining the COJI organisation in 2005 following a guest appearance the year before.
Tennis will this year take six players with gymnastics five, and table tennis and sailing, three. Surfing makes an entrance into the games, as a demonstration sport, and Jersey will send four to compete.
‘We’re hoping to be able to take our strongest competitors,’ said Chef d’expedition sportive, Hugh Raymond.