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Young athletes head for the Bahamas

Commonwealth Youth Games athletes, coaches and officials (cyclists not pictured)

Sixth Commonwealth Youth Games taking place

A small team of Manx athletes, along with coaches and officials, have left the Isle of Man for the Caribbean today.

They're heading to the Bahamas for the Commonwealth Youth Games.

The team consists of: middle-distance runner David Mullarkey; cyclists Thomas Bostock, Will Draper and Tara Ferguson; and swimmers Emma Hodgson, Euan McMurchie, Joel Watterson and Kazia Whittaker.

The games start on Wednesday and run until Sunday.

Around 1,300 14 to 18-year-old athletes from 71 nations and territories will compete.

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