Tokyo 2020 Olympian Cameron Chalmers has been selected for Guernsey's Birmingham 2022 team ©Getty Images

Guernsey is hoping to have its Commonwealth Games team finalised by the end of January.

The Channel Island has been allocated 28 places for Birmingham 2022 next year, with six athletes already selected.

With the Games running between July 28 and August 8, it means Guernsey's team will have plenty of time to prepare for the event.

"I know that's quite early compared to the big teams, but at the end of the day we've only got 28 athlete places," said Angela Stuart, Guernsey's Chef de Mission, to insidethegames.

"The very elite always stand out and for those still on development pathways, they still have competitions between now and the end of the year.

"So they've still got time to gain the standards or get as near to them as they can.

"For the six athletes selected that's good news for them and their preparations."

Sam Culverwell, right, has been picked for Birmingham 2022 in track cycling ©Getty Images
Sam Culverwell, right, has been picked for Birmingham 2022 in track cycling ©Getty Images

Among the six selected so far is 400 metres runner Cameron Chalmers, who competed for Britain at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the men's and mixed relays.

His brother Alastair, a Commonwealth Youth Games gold medallist, has been chosen in the 400m hurdles after winning the British title last year.

Road cyclists Sam Culverwell, a Commonwealth Youth Games silver medallist, Seb Tremlett and Marc Cox have also been picked, alongside triathlete Josh Lewis.

Guernsey is also targeting places in badminton, bowls, boxing and swimming, while it is hoped that they could qualify an athlete in weightlifting. 

For the full interview with the Guernsey Chef de Mission, click here