There was a good turnout for the opening of the 11th HSBC Manx Youth Games at the National Sports Centre this morning.
Billed as a "mini Olympics" for the Island, it was the culmination of months of training for over a thousand school children from around the Island aged eight and up.
Eleven sports are held at the NSC and other venues in Douglas.
These children clearly lover the opening ceremony . . .
Community Culture and Leisure Minister, Tim Crookall, says it's been another great event and he's delighted that it will be continuing in 2013