The 2019 NatWest Island Games officially gets under way in Gibraltar today following last night's (Saturday's) opening ceremony.

Around 2,500 competitors from 24 islands, including more than 140 from the Isle of Wight, featured in the parade.

Nine-time table tennis gold medallist Dan Burns carried the Island’s flag, while 13-year-old squash star Amelie Haworth delivered the Isle of Wight’s water, which was mixed with samples from all the other islands' as part of a ceremonial tradition.

The Isle of Wight will compete in 12 sports during the week-long games.

They include athletics, badminton, basketball, cycling, judo, sailing, shooting, squash, swimming, tennis, table tennis and triathlon.