Jeux Des Îles 2016: Jersey's sports confirmed

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JERSEY will not be sending football, volleyball or rugby sevens teams to the 2016 Jeux Des Îles in Mallorca.

Team manager Hugh Raymond has confirmed that athletics, gymnastics, table tennis, tennis, judo and sailing will all be represented in May as the Caesareans make a return to the youth Island Games after a three-year absence.

However, with limited time for planning since January's announcement that Jersey would be travelling, a trio of team sports – all in line for their debuts – will not feature.

'At the moment we're somewhere around 18 to 20 athletes, but football, rugby and volleyball have opted out,' said Raymond.

'It's a shame, but I understand as everything was running so late. Both rugby and football have said they wish to stay a part of this for next year – they have been very positive.'

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