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Sport is everywhere in Guernsey and the traditional colour for the national team is green.

Guernsey participates in the biennial Island Games and the island hosted this event in 1987 and 2003. Guernsey participates in its own right in the Commonwealth Games.

Almost every sport is catered for on a regular basis with domestic leagues and competitions. Football, cricket, hockey, netball and rugby are among the team sports that have the highest levels of participation.

The island has two 18-hole golf courses, many private health clubs and a public leisure centre, Beau Sejour which boasts squash courts, tennis courts, swimming pool, basketball and volleyball courts and theatres and arenas capable of staging large events.

Guernsey’s sporting prowess is significant considering the modest size of the island.

Summertime is when Guernsey really comes alive; with everyone seeming to take to the sea from the island’s delightful tide-washed beaches and rocky coves. There is sailing, boating, water skiing and surfing, too, not to mention excellent sea fishing.

If all this activity makes you feel tired there are gentler options. There is the cinema at The Mallard, while for those who enjoy music or the theatre there is St James Concert and Assembly Hall where you can enjoy everything from opera and classical music to songs from the musicals or plays.  There are far too many places to mention to wine and dine, from elegant hotels to cosy bistros in St Peter Port.