Commonwealth Games Wales


Boost for Welsh women's Rugby 7s as eyes turn towards 2018 Commonwealth Games

Date: 3rd Oct 2016

As the 2016 Women in Sport Week gets off to a start, Welsh women's rugby has received a welcome boost, thanks to Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and Gold Coast 2018 funding. The funding, secured by Team Wales, will be used by the Welsh Rugby Union towards preparing a sevens squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

2018 will be the first time ever for women's rugby sevens to be included in the Commonwealth Games. The Games will also be the first opportunity for the likes of Jaz Joyce - who recently competed as part of Team GB's first ever…

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CGW reaction to decision on 2026 Games

Date: 26th Jul 2016

Commonwealth Games Wales have today reacted to the Welsh Government's announcement that Wales will not be bidding to host the 2026 Games.

Whilst disappointed with the decision, Commonwealth Games Wales have also welcomed the Economy and Infrastructure Secretary's commitment to prioritising a review of sports facilities provision in Wales and to consider future bidding opportunities.

Since 2012, Commonwealth Games Wales have been working with partners - including the Welsh Government - to carry out a feasibility study for bidding and hosting the Commonwealth Games. The…

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CGI pledges support to Laura Halford ahead of Commonwealth Games 2018

Date: 1st Jul 2016

Halford, who has been crowned British Champion and Welsh Champion three times and represented Great Britain in the 2014 and 2015 World Championships, the 2015 European Championships and three World Cup events during 2015, has her eyes…

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Cathy Williams appointed as Games Manager for Commonwealth Games Wales

Date: 7th Jun 2016

Commonwealth Games Wales have appointed Cathy Wiliams as Games Manager. Cathy, who has had an impressive career as a sport broadcast journalist, will work alongside the Chief Executive to plan, deliver and manage activities around the Commonwealth Games, Youth Commonwealth Games and associated events such as Queens Baton Relay.

Originally from Pembrokeshire but now living in Barry with husband Alun and their two children, Cathy has always had a real passion for sport and is delighted to have landed "her dream job". 

Cathy, who graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan Uni…

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Commonwealth Games Wales welcomes partnership with CGI in lead up to Gold Coast 2018

Date: 4th Apr 2016

Following the most successful Games ever for Team Wales in Glasgow last year, Commonwealth Games Wales have today welcomed the announcement of the official partnership between CGI and the Home Nation teams.

CGI will be the official Systems Integration, BPS and IT Outsourcing partner of Team Wales, Team England and Team Scotland for the next four years, culminating in the 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast, Australia.

The Commonwealth Games is the only time when elite athletes represent their home nation when competing at a major multi-­-sport, global event. The…

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Commonwealth Games Wales appoints KPMG’s Claire Warnes to Board

Date: 21st Mar 2016

Commonwealth Games Wales (CGW) have today announced the appointment of Claire Warnes to their Board. Approaching two years to go until Gold Coast 2018, the appointment will bring with it integral skills for this crucial period in the run up to the Games, enhancing an already dynamic, diverse Board.

Claire Warnes, a former Welsh international athlete at 400m, is a Partner in KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice. She leads KPMG’s work on healthcare regulation and professional standards, as well as major change projects across the public sector. As such, Commonwealth Games…

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Join the team at Commonwealth Games Wales

Date: 29th Feb 2016

We have an exciting new opportunity to join the team at Commonwealth Games Wales. We are looking for a Games Project Co-ordinator to support the Chief Executive in planning and delivering Commonwealth Games campaigns for Wales, supporting Commonwealth Games Wales team performance and its member sports, and promoting Commonwealth Games values in Wales. Download the job description here. Closing date is 18th March 2016.

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From The Bahamas to Belfast: Great news on Commonwealth Youth Games

Date: 1st Feb 2016

Commonwealth Games Wales have welcomed today’s announcement that the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games will be held in the Bahamas, with the seventh Youth Games held in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2021. 

This follows an unanimous vote at the Commonwealth Games Federation meeting in Gibraltar on Friday (29 January 2016).  

The 6th edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games will take place in the Bahamas from 19-23 July 2017 in the nation’s capital, Nassau and seven sports are proposed: Aquatics (Swimming), Athletics (Track and Field), Boxing, Cycling (Road), Judo, Rugby…

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Frankie Jones joins Commonwealth Games Wales Board as Athlete Advisor

Date: 15th Dec 2015

Commonwealth Games Wales is pleased to announce that former rhythmic gymnast, David Dixon Award winner and six-time medal winner in Glasgow, Frankie Jones, has been appointed the Athlete Advisor to the new board.

The Commonwealth Games Board through an open process invited all Commonwealth Games sports to nominate an athlete for the Team Wales athlete’s commission. The board then elected an athlete to be an advisor to them until Gold Coast 2018.

Helen Phillips, Commonwealth Games Wales Chair said:

“The board are focussed on providing the very best performance environ…

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9 medals for team wales at samoa commonwealth youth games

Date: 11th Sep 2015

As the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa reach a close, the final medal tally for Team Wales stands at 2 golds, 5 silver, and 2 bronze. 

On the fourth day of competing, three medals were won. Weightlifter Jordan Sakkas won silver in the men”s 94kg class and in the tennis doubles it was gold for Rebekah O”Loughlin and Joely Lomas whilst Matthew Story and Ricky Hernandez won silver. On the final day, Matthew Story secured the bronze medal in the men”s singles.

Other medal winners throughout the week include Catrin Jones who won gold after lifting 126kg in the 48kg wom…

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Bangor weightlifter chosen as Wales flag bearer at Commonwealth Youth Games

Date: 4th Sep 2015

Weightlifter Catrin Jones has been chosen to carry the flag for Wales at the Samoa Commonwealth Youth Games opening ceremony tomorrow (Saturday, 5 September).

Catrin, 16 from Bangor, holds the British youth record in the 44kg category and is also the Welsh Senior Champion in the 48kg category. Only last month, she smashed the snatch, C&J and total records at the British Junior and Under 20s Championships in Crystal Palace.

Prof Nichola Phillips, Wales Chef de Mission at the Samoa Youth Games said: “Catrin has shown outstanding performance this year, breaking British…

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Team Wales Gets Together for Commonwealth Youth Games

Date: 10th Jul 2015

Athletes in Team Wales competing at this September’s Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa will gather together to receive their Wales kit on July 11 with an opportunity to meet the media at a special Team Day at the University of South Wales’ Trefforest Campus HUB.

The event marks one year on from the record breaking success of Team Wales at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, with 1,000 days to go before the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and just over 50 days to the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa, when the next generation of Team Wales competes for us in Swimming…

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OBE for Brian Davies, Chef de Mission of Team Wales at Glasgow 2014

Date: 15th Jun 2015

Commonwealth Games Wales has congratulated Brian Davies on his well-deserved award of an OBE in the Queens Honours List over the weekend.

As Chef de Mission of Team Wales at the Glasgow 2014 Games, Brian was appointed by Commonwealth Games Wales to ensure an outstanding performance environment was in place to enable the Welsh Team achievements of 36 medals at Glasgow 2014 Games, a team of 234 athletes and just over 100 coaches and support staff across 17 sports.

Brian was brilliantly supported in the Games Village by his deputy Chef de Mission Professor Nicola Phillips…

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Swimmers selected to represent Wales at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games

Date: 26th May 2015

Commonwealth Games Wales has announced the team of swimmers selected to represent Wales at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa in September.

The seven strong squad has been chosen by Commonwealth Games Wales in collaboration with national representative body Swim Wales based on the athletes” recent performance at various events.

The team includes:

  • Dan Davies (Pembrokeshire)
  • Emelia Stevenson (Bridgend)
  • Joe Clark (Guildford)
  • Kathryn Greenslade (Preston)
  • Mari Davies (Caernarfon)
  • Rebecca Sutton (Bridgend)
  • Sophie Evans (Swansea)

Commonwealth Games Wales is the national body…

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Roy Stephens Interview

Date: 26th Mar 2015

Earlier this month we caught up with another 1958 baton bearer, Roy Stephens. Roy went to Haverfordwest Grammar School, where he ran the mile and he believes that this is why he got chosen to run with the baton, along with being in the schools successful rugby team and also boxing.

When did you find out that you were going to be running with the baton?

I would’ve found out around June time.  I got to run my leg in the day time and it was about a mile long from Withybush Hospital to the Bridgend square in Haverfordwest. The streets were crowded, which was good and there…

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Trio Selected for Samoa

Date: 24th Mar 2015

Three top young weightlifting talents have been selected to represent Team Wales at the Commonwealth Youth Games in September.

Catrin Jones, Ellie Pryor and Jordon Sakkas have lifted the qualifying totals and had their team nominations confirmed by the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales.

It is another boost for the three teenagers who have all recently been added to the Welsh and British talent programmes.

The Commonwealth Youth Games will take place in Samoa between 5th-11th September 2015. Weightlifting is included in the event every other cycle.

Performance Director…

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Team wales appoints chef de mission for youth games

Date: 9th Mar 2015

Nicola Phillips has been named Team Wales Chef de Mission for the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.

Nicola will lead Team Wales at the major sporting event in Samoa this coming September, taking with her a wealth of Commonwealth Games experience having worked with Team Wales in both team member and leadership roles in over eight Games, including being the Deputy Chef de Mission for the recent record-breaking Team Wales in Glasgow 2014. She has also had other multi-sports experience having been a physio at 3 Olympic Games, as well as 2 Pre-Olympic preparation…

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Commonwealth Games Council for Wales elects new Board

Date: 15th Dec 2014

The Commonwealth Games Council for Wales (CGCW) has announced its newly elected Board members that would lead Wales until Gold Coast 2018.

The election comes shortly after the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, which saw a record-breaking Team Wales bring home 36 medals- the highest count for the Welsh team in a Commonwealth Games to date.

The Board will see three new appointments, with the re-appointment of Helen Phillips as Chair and Anne Ellis as President.

CGCW Chair, Helen Phillips said:

“I am delighted with the outstanding quality and competence of our new Dire…

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Pontyclun Primary School Visit

Date: 26th Nov 2014

One of the Team Wales 4x100m record holders, Mica Moore, shared some stories and answered questions at Pontyclun Primary school yesterday. Mica is one of the Team Wales ambassadors, and this was the first outing into schools promoting the Commonwealth Games and Team Wales. In two one hour sessions, she answered the questions of roughly 140 year 5 and 6’s. She told the crowd how she was coached by her Dad, only runs 300 metres, her inspiration is her Mum and that she is faster than a slow car! Mica was fantastic with the children best online casino and the event…

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Norman Richards Interview

Date: 20th Nov 2014

Norman Richards, was a talented high jumper and also played a big role in Commonwealth Games history, by being a baton bearer in the first ever baton relay in 1958. We caught up with him to discuss some of the details of the 1958 relay. Here are some of the highlights.

In 1958, how did carrying the baton come about?

I was 18 and a member of the Rhonda Valley Athletic Team. I had a letter through the athletic club saying I’d been nominated as a member of the relay, turned up for a briefing and then received a card saying a van will pick you up. We were told about a…

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FAW invite for medalists'

Date: 14th Oct 2014

The Team Wales medalists” were invited to attend the Wales football game last night against Cyprus, which resulted in a 2-1 win for Wales and leaves them at the top of their qualifying group. Those that were in attendance included team captain and discus thrower Aled Davies, swimmers Jazz Carlin casino  and Daniel Jervis, artistic gymnasts Jessica Hogg, Angel Romaeo and Reah Theaker, lawn bowls pair Marc Wyatt and Paul Taylor as well as the chef de mission Brian Davies. It was a great occasion to celebrate the achievements of Glasgow and everyone was treated superbly…

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Team Wales’ success celebrated in style

Date: 11th Sep 2014

The amazing achievements of Team Wales at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games were celebrated in style yesterday evening at a homecoming ceremony in Cardiff Bay.

Hosted by First Minister Carwyn Jones and Presiding Officer Dame Rosemary Butler, the event saw crowds flock to the Senedd to see the team receive special commemorative medals commissioned by Team Wales and manufactured by The Royal Mint.

Aled Sion Davies, who took silver in the F42/F44 discus final and captained the Team to a record-breaking 36 medals, and gymnast Frankie Jones, who scooped six medals and the…

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Team Wales celebrate most successful Commonwealth Games in history

Date: 3rd Aug 2014

After 11 days of competition and months, if not years, of hard work and preparation Team Wales athletes have made the history books at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games by becoming the most 646-562 successful team to ever compete for Wales.

With a medal haul of 36, including five gold, eleven silver and 20 bronze the man at the helm of the team has hailed praise on the athletes, coaches and support staff that played their part in Team Wales’ success.

20th Commonwealth Games - Day 1 - Thursday 24th July 2014 - Netball - SEEC- Glasgow - UKBrian Davies, Chef de Mission…

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