Commonwealth Games Wales


CGW chair Helen Phillips awarded MBE for services to Welsh Gymnastics and Commonwealth Games Wales

Date: 30th Dec 2017

Helen Phillips has been awarded an MBE for services to Welsh Gymnastics and Commonwealth Games Wales in the 2018 New Year's Honours. 

One of the youngest ever to lead a National Governing Body, Helen was appointed Chair of Welsh Gymnastics in 2001 at the age of 29. In 2013, she became the first female Chair of Commonwealth Games Wales and is currently the only female Chair in the Commonwealth Games Federation's European group.

Helen was instrumental in leading both organisations to the most successful ever Commonwealth Games for Wales in Glasgow in 2014. She is now…

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CGW welcomes news that Birmingham is to host 2022 Games

Date: 21st Dec 2017

Commonwealth Games Wales have welcomed the news that Birmingham is to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Helen Phillips, Chair of the CGW Board said: "We are extremely happy to hear that Birmingham has been officially announced as the 2022 host city. We have been very vocal in our support for an England bid since Durban had to pull out earlier this year. 

"It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Team England and UK Government on the build up to the Games being awarded, and we wish them the very best for a successful Games. We now look forward to continue working…

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Swimmers and powerlifters complete Team Wales para squad for GC2018

Date: 20th Dec 2017

Jack won bronze in the 200m freestyle S14 event at Glasgow 2014 and went on to secure two silver medals at the European Championships in Eindhoven in the 100m Backstroke and 200m Individual medley as well as a bronze in the 200m…

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Team Wales qualifies for first ever Commonwealth Games women's rugby 7s tournament

Date: 14th Dec 2017

Commonwealth Games Wales today confirmed that the Wales women’s rugby sevens side has secured a place at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Wales will be competing alongside 7 other nations in what will be the first ever female sevens tournament at the Commonwealth Games.

Women’s Rugby Sevens will make its eagerly anticipated Commonwealth Games debut at GC2018, while it will mark the sixth time Men’s Rugby Sevens will take place at a Commonwealth Games after its debut at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1998.

The women’s team will be joining the Welsh men’s…

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Welsh weightlifters secure Team Wales place for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Date: 6th Dec 2017

The women weightlifters heading to the Gold Coast are: Hannah Powell (48kg), Catrin Jones (53kg), Christie Williams…

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Team Wales para-sport selections announced for cycling, bowls and table tennis

Date: 29th Nov 2017

Double gold winner at this year’s World Championships in Los Angeles, and ranked second in the world, James Ball will represent Wales in the men’s blind and visually impa…

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National Hockey teams to represent Team Wales at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Date: 28th Nov 2017

Following qualification by both national hockey teams, Commonwealth Games Wales today formally announced that Team Wales will be sending the men and women’s squad to compete at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games next April.

The Wales men’s and women’s teams secured their place at the 2018 Games after reaching top 10 ranking positions in the Commonwealth. 

The FIH Hero World Rankings released earlier this month saw the women remain in 26th place, and 9th among all Commonwealth nations. 

The men’s team climbed eight places, the biggest rise of any country, to 24th place…

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First para-athletes selected for Team Wales at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Date: 27th Nov 2017

Six athletes have been chosen to compete for Wales in para-athletics at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. James Ledger, Rhys Jones and Morgan Jones will represent Wales in the men’s 100m events (T12, T37 and T47), whilst Olivia Breen will compete in the women’s T38 100m as well as the women’s T38 long jump. Ranked number 1 in the world in the T38 category, Olivia will be competing alongside T37 long jumper Beverley…

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Queen's Baton visits legendary locations on last leg of Welsh tour

Date: 7th Sep 2017

The final day of the Queen's Baton Relay in Wales on Friday (8th of September) features some of North West Wales' legendary places, people and attractions.

Coinciding with Visit Wales' Year of Legends campaign, the Baton is spending 4 days in Wales as part of a 388 day tour of all Commonwealth nations. The last day of the Relay's Welsh leg will start at the iconic 13th century castle at Dolwyddelan. It will then go on to the world's largest zip zone in Blaenau Ffestiniog, where it will be taken down Zip World Titan's three zip lines, covering over 8,000 metres in…

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Full day of festivities as Queen's Baton reaches Powys

Date: 6th Sep 2017

A full day of festivities is planned as the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton reaches Powys on the third of its 4 day tour of Wales. 

The day kicks off at Christ College in Brecon where the Baton will be greeted at the full school assembly with special guest Kirsty Williams AM before a relay with local primary schools.

The route will then travel north to Rhayader where local people can come along to enjoy a spectacular carnival parade involving community groups, 300 school children, themed costumes, circus performances, an elevated dragon sculpture and even giant sheep…

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Queen's Baton Relay comes full circle on second day in Wales

Date: 5th Sep 2017

On Day 2 (Wednesday September 6th) of the Queen’s Baton Relay around Wales, the Baton for the Gold Coast Commonweath Games 2018 will come face to face with the very first Queen’s Baton which started life in Wales as the prelude to the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff in 1958, and continues to be a symbol of peace and harmony through participation in sport.

The Queen’s Baton arrived in Wales on Tuesday, and carried by Batonbearers from Swansea to Cardiff via Bridgend and Barry. First thing on Wednesday it makes its way from Coronation Park, Newport…

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First Minister Greets Queen's Baton Relay arrival in Wales

Date: 4th Sep 2017

First Minister Carwyn Jones will greet the arrival of the Queen’s Baton in Wales on Tuesday September 5th, Day 1 of its Relay throughout the country.

The Queen’s Baton, the familiar prelude to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games enters Wales by boat into the Mumbles, Swansea at 7.30 on Tuesday morning, before being carried by a variety of Batonbearers via the National Waterfront Museum to Bridgend, where it will be welcomed by the First Minister at the offices of CGI, one of the largest ICT employers in Wales, and partner to Team Wales.

The First Minister said: “I’m…

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Welsh Batonbearers revealed ahead of next week's Baton Relay

Date: 31st Aug 2017

Past and present sporting greats, community ambassadors and Welsh celebrities are among the 130+ outstanding individuals who will carry the Queen's Baton when it comes to Wales next week.

Selected for their community contribution and achievement in the world of sport, education, arts & culture, the Welsh batonbearers will be taking part in a four day tour of Wales.

Batonbearers were nominated locally, and the final selection was made by Commonwealth Games Wales.

Commonwealth Games Wales Chair, Helen Phillips said: "It's a great honour to be chosen as a batonbearer, and…

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Welsh Netball and Men's Rugby 7s selected for 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Date: 25th Jul 2017

Commonwealth Games Wales have today confirmed that the Wales netball team and men's Rugby 7s will be competing at next year's Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

Netball and men's rugby 7s are the first team sport to be selected for a place in the Team Wales squad at next year's Games, having met the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) qualification requirements.

The Wales netball team retained their 8th position in the International Netball Federation's World Rankings, making them eligible for a place at the 2018 Games alongside 11 other teams.

The Welsh men's rugby 7s…

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13 medals for Team Wales at Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games

Date: 24th Jul 2017

The Welsh women's rugby sevens squad won the first medal ever for Team Wales in a team event at a Commonwealth Games or Youth Games. They lost their first game against Canada, but went on…

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Bridgend swimmer selected as flagbearer for Team Wales at Commonwealth Youth Games opening ceremony

Date: 18th Jul 2017

Swimmer Rebecca Sutton from Bridgend has been selected by Team Wales to fly the Welsh flag at the opening ceremony of this week's Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.

Chef de Mission, Gerwyn Owen, made the announcement this morning (Tuesday 18th July) ahead of tonight's spectacular ceremony. 

The selection was made following nominations from the National Governing Bodies of the six Welsh sports attending the Games.

Gerwyn said: "Rebecca has already shown her pedigree by being a multi-medallist at the last Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa 2015.

"Her double silver in…

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Team Wales works with fashion students on Commonwealth Games kit

Date: 21st Jun 2017

Commonwealth Games Wales has teamed up with the University of South Wales to design elements of the kit for Team Wales athletes travelling to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast. Wales will send a team of around 200 athletes to the games, kitted out in leggings that have been designed by winning student Meghan Bentley, and produced in Wales. 

A fashion design competition was launched offering USW students a chance to represent the nation and stand in the global spotlight by designing Team Wales’ leggings. On choosing to join forces with the Unive…

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39 athletes selected to compete for Team Wales at 2017 Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games

Date: 16th May 2017

Commonwealth Games Wales have today announced that 39 young athletes will represent Team Wales in this year's Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.

Nominations were made by the national governing bodies responsible for each of the six sports in which Wales will compete at the Games held betwewn 18-23 July – namely swimming, athletics, boxing, judo, tennis and women's rugby 7s.

The Chair of the Commonwealth Games Wales Board today officially confirmed the team of athletes who have been selected, subject to an appeals process.

A squad of 12 will travel to the Bahamas…

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One year to go to Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Date: 4th Apr 2017

In exactly one year to today (Tuesday 4 April), around 300 Welsh athletes along with coaches, managers and Team Wales officials will be attending the 2018 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony – the start of 11 days of competing in Gold Coast, Australia. All athletes and teams are now trying to qualify for selection to represent Wales in Gold Coast. 

Team Wales won a record 36 medals at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and preparations are now well underway to make sure that each athlete realises their highest potential and that Team Wales achieves its best perfor…

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UKAD news release: New Clean Games Policy Launched

Date: 3rd Apr 2017

A new “Clean Games Policy”, facilitated by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has resulted in anti-doping education now becoming a mandatory requirement for all athletes and athlete support personnel who will be part of any Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games team.

The British Olympic Association (BOA), British Paralympic Association (BPA), Commonwealth Games England (CGE), Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS), Commonwealth Games Wales (CGW) and Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council (NICGC) have all showed their firm commitment to protecting clean sport by formally sig…

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New appointments to Team Wales ahead of Gold Coast

Date: 17th Mar 2017

With just over a year to to until the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Team Wales has made several appointments to join the HQ staff who will be supporting our athletes. 

Joining General Team Manager and Media Lead Ashleigh Crowter, will be Elliw Williams (currently Commonwealth Games Wales PR consultant) who'll be responsible for media liaison and content, as well as Jess Magness who will be responsible for the 'medal run' (Team Wales athlete/media liaison) and Murry Toms who will be in charge of social media production.

Cath Shearer has been appointed to the HQ…

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CGW reacts to news that Durban will no longer host 2022 Games

Date: 13th Mar 2017

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) today (Monday, 13 March 2017) announced that the 2022 Commonwealth Games will no longer be held in the South African city of Durban, stating that the required criteria to host the Games had not been met. 

The search for a new host city has already begun, and the CGF are confident that an alternative will be found. An announcement is expected by the end of the year. 

Reacting to the news, Helen Phillips, Chair of Commonwealth Games Wales said: 

"We are disappointed that the 2022 Commonwealth Games will no longer be held in Durban…

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Team Wales announces Welsh route of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay

Date: 13th Mar 2017

As part of today’s Commonwealth Day celebrations, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sets the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay in motion during a star-studded commencement ceremony at Buckingham Palace. 

Here at home, Team Wales has announced that the Queen’s Baton will visit several communities in Wales in September 2017 during its 388-day journey through the entire Commonwealth. In total, the Baton will cover 230,000 kilometres en route to its final destination, the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on 4 April 2018.

Chris Jenkins, Commonwealth…

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Borobi the blue koala visits Rhondda, Cardiff and Barry Island ahead of 2018 Gold Coast Games

Date: 10th Mar 2017

School children and local people in Rhondda, Cardiff and Barry had a rare chance to meet a blue koala today, when Borobi - the 2018 Commonwealth Games mascot – visited Wales.

With just over 12 months to go until the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, the friendly mascot enjoyed a warm Welsh welcome. He also got to experience the excitement that's already building up in Wales ahead of the 2018 Games.

Guided by hosts from Team Wales, Borobi's visit kicked off with a song and dance extravaganza at Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda, Porth where he was greeted by Welsh…

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Borobi visits Wales

Date: 9th Mar 2017

Borobi, the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games mascot is visiting Wales tomorrow ahead of the launch of the Queen's Baton Relay next week (13 March). 

He will be visiting the capital and surrounding areas, bringing his unique dance and cheerful persona to inspire Team Wales supporters ahead of next year's Games. 


10-11am - Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda, Porth

Joined by Commonwealth Games Wales Chair, Helen Phillips and Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM, Borobi will be teaching the children his dance and will be serenaded by the…

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Happy International Women's Day from our Chair

Date: 8th Mar 2017

International Women's Day is a great time to reflect in what ways organisations that I'm involved have progressed over the years. I am blessed to work alongside many inspirational women at executive & Board level in Commonwealth Games Wales and Gymnastics but equally humbled and privileged to see our members and partner organisations commit to reaching out to wider diverse groups. 

I'm so proud to work with great male role models who are also leading the campaign for gender equality and this really does demonstrate how far sport in Wales has come to improve the bal…

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Team Wales announces Kurrawa Surf Club as Welsh Centre during 2018 Games

Date: 26th Jan 2017

Team Wales have today announced the location of a supporters' hub when they attend the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast next year. 

It has been confirmed that Kurrawa Surf Club will be home to the Welsh Centre during the 2018 Games. This is where Team Wales supporters from all over the globe can gather to socialise and watch events.

Kurrawa Surf Club is located in the heart of Broadbeach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is currently undergoing an exciting redevelopment, which will see a brand new state of the art facility completed by the end of 2017. 

The new…

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Gerwyn gets top job for Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games

Date: 3rd Jan 2017

Commonwealth Games Wales (CGW) have announced the appointment of Gerwyn Owen as Chef de Mission for the 2017 Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games.

Gerwyn will carry out the voluntary role in addition to his full time employment as Academy Manager for Disability Sport Wales based at Plas Menai near Caernarfon. He brings with him 14 years' experience of working in the field of sport and developing young talented athletes in Wales.   

It will be a busy 2017 for Gerwyn, who has also been appointed to the senior management team for the next main Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast…

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Wales Makes History at the World Bowls Championships

Date: 21st Dec 2016

Laura Daniels and Jess Sims made history for Wales at the championships by winning Gold in the women’s pairs final against New Zealand. Along with this fantastic result, Emma Woodcock, Anwen Butten and Kathy Pearce won the Silver medal for the women’s triples against Australia…

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Date: 21st Nov 2016

Team Wales preparations are now well underway for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast in 500 days, with the establishment of an Athletes’ Commission to directly connect the athletes with Commonwealth Games Wales (CGW), the national body responsible for selecting and sending elite athletes to compete for Wales at the Games.

The group of athletes, drawn from a broad range of sports, will work with CGW board member Frankie Jones, Wales’ most decorated athlete and gymnast from a single Games in Glasgow, to provide feedback on a variety of athlete issues…

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Team Wales strengthens leadership ahead of 2018 Games

Date: 9th Nov 2016

Ashleigh Crowter has been appointed General Team Manager responsible for media and communications, whilst Gerwyn Owen will be the General Team Manager with overall responsibility for performance. Gerwyn will also take the additional role of Deputy Chef de Mission. Both will be working closely with Team Wales Chef de Mission, Prof. Nicola Phillips, as well as the Board and staff of Commonwealth Games…

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Team Wales appointments build towards Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Date: 25th Oct 2016

Team Wales preparations are now well underway for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast, with two latest additions to the Team.

Commonwealth Games Wales (CGW) has announced the appointment of Dr. Gareth Jones as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Sian Knott as Head Physiotherapist in the run up, during and after Gold Coast. Gareth will provide overall leadership and management of the Medical Services Team at the Games in an expanded role that will now involve working closely with Sian on the development of a succession plan for Team Wales medical staff…

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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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