CI Sports Awards 2022: Guernsey Commonwealth Games squad wins Team of the Year

  • The Guernsey Commonwealth Games squad recieve the award.

The Guernsey Commonwealth Games squad has been named Team of the Year at the 2022 Betway Channel Islands Sports Awards.

They won two medals at last year's competition - the first for the Channel Islands since 1994.

Bowler Lucy Beere won a silver in the Women's Singles, losing 21-17 in the final against Australia's Ellen Ryan.

Middlewieght boxer Billy Le Poullain represented Guernsey at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Credit: ITV Channel TV

On the track, Alistair Chalmers fought off stiff competition to secure a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles.

His time of 49.97 seconds saw him finish third behind Jamaica's Jaheel Hyde, and gold-medallist Kyron McMaster from the British Virgin Islands.

It was the first time Guernsey had ever won an athletics medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Other members of the team came agonisingly close to a podium place - cyclist Sam Culverwell came ninth in the road race but was only 24 seconds off first place.

And in boxing, middleweight fighter Billy Le Poullain lost in the quarter-final meaning he was just one win from securing another medal for the Bailiwick.

All you need to know about the 2022 Betway Channel Islands Sports Awards

When and where are the awards?

The Betway Channel Islands Sports Awards 2022 will be held on Thursday 2 February at the Royal Jersey Showground in Trinity.

The event will be broadcast live on ITV across the Channel Islands throughout the evening, starting with the main news programme at 6pm before two further half-hour shows at 8:30pm and 10:45pm.

There will also be coverage across ITV Channel's website and social media platforms.

The event will be hosted by ITV Channel's sports correspondent Keilan Webster and presenter Jonathan Wills.

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Who is the special guest?

Jaco Van Gass MBE will be the special guest at the 2022 Betway Channel Islands Sports Awards.

Once a member of the Parachute Regiment in the British Army, Jaco was wounded at the age of 23 while completing his second tour of Afghanistan.

His helicopter came under enemy fire and he was hit by a rocket propelled grenade, suffering devastating injuries and losing his left arm.

But he never let this stop him and he has since become a key member of the GB Para-Cycling team, winning two gold medals and a bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

It is not just cycling where he has enjoyed success - he was also a member of the record-breaking team of wounded soldiers to trek unsupported to the North Pole.

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How many awards are up for grabs?

In total there are six awards up for grabs which include:

  • Betway Channel Islands Sports Personality of the Year

  • Team of the Year

  • Coach of the Year

  • Rising Star

  • Michael Lucas Sporting Hero

  • Judges Award

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Who won last time?

The winners in 2021 were:

  • Channel Islands Sports Personality of the Year - Charles “Chuggy” Perchard

  • Team of the Year - Jersey Cricket Team

  • Rising Star Award - Lily Jones

  • Coach of the Year - Gary Freeman

  • Champion of Sport Award - Carl Hester

  • Judges Award - Jersey Reds Athletic

  • Michael Lucas Sporting Hero Award - Gill Queripel 

You can catch up on all the awards here.

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How to follow on social media

You can join in and follow the conversation online and across our social media platforms with the hashtag #CISportsAwards

We will have loads of behind-the-scenes clips and reactions from all of those who are attending the event.

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