By Gary Anderson

The Falkland Islands Overseas Games Association has named its largest ever squad for a Commonwealth Games ©FIOGATwenty-five athletes from the Falkland Islands will head to Glasgow this summer to compete in badminton, lawn bowls and shooting events representing the largest ever squad sent to a Commonwealth Games.

Doug Clark will captain the badminton team as he gets set to appear at his fourth Games.

He will be joined by Mike Brownlee, Dominic Jaffray, Chris Eynon, Laura Minto, Anna Luxton, and Sonia Arkhipkina, while Ross Stewart and Louise Williams will be making their Games debuts.

The team will be coached by Rebecca Pantaney, a gold medallist in the women's team event at Kuala Lumpur in 1998 representing England.

Eleven athletes make up the shooting squad.

Derek Goodwin and Gareth Goodwin will take part in the full bore shooting events at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre this summer and they will be coached and managed by Derek Pettersson, who has competed at previous Commonwealth Games.

Both have appeared at this level before while Gareth Goodwin has tasted success on the international stage when he took bronze at the 2003 Island Games in Guernsey.

Matthew Vincent will be making his first Commonwealth Games outing in the skeet competition as will Shaun Jaffray and Axel Rodriguez Reid, who will be taking part in the double trap event.

The experienced Saul Pitaluga and Bono McKay will be competing in the trap discipline where they will be guided by coach Chris O' Dean while Joe Joseph will be the shotgun coach.

Michael Goss, Jeremy Poncet, Murray Middleton and Nevin Middleton will be competing in the 50m prone and 10m air pistol events.

A five-strong team of Gerald Reive, George Paice, Michael Reive, Patrick Morrison and Barry Ford make up the lawn bowls contingent who will be taking to the greens at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre.

Father-and-son duo Gerald and Michael Reive will be entering the men's pairs while Gerald will join Paice, Morrison and Ford in the men's fours.

The team will be managed by Shirley Reive, who was also in charge at Delhi 2010.

Gareth Goodwin will be taking aim for the Falkland Islands at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre during this summer's Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images Gareth Goodwin will be taking aim for the Falkland Islands at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre during this summer's Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images

"With our largest ever team for the Commonwealth Games by some margin, we very much look forward to strong performances from all our athletes," said Falkland Islands Overseas Games Association (FIOGA) chairman, Mike Summers.

"We are represented, as we were in Delhi, by badminton, lawn bowls and three disciplines of shooting; full bore, pistol and shotgun.

"The Falklands team has been working hard in training, and has an exciting mix of old hands and new talent across the sports.

"We expect to represent the Falklands, as all our athletes and sportsmen do, with dignity and friendship, and with a strong competitive spirit.

"We hope that the Falklands will get behind our team and that we will represent you with pride."

FIOGA vice-chairman Andrew Brownlee will act as the team's Chef de Mission at Glasgow 2014, which runs from July 23 to August 3.

The Falkland Islands have appeared at every Commonwealth Games since first taking part in Brisbane in 1982 but has yet to win a medal and along with badminton, lawn bowls and shooting they have competed in athletics events in 1990, 1994 and 1998 in the form of distance runners William Goss, Peter Biggs and Hugh Marsden.

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