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Team Wales celebrated at 10 Downing Street

It’s not every day you get an invite to join the Prime Minister for an evening reception!

On June 4th 2018, Team Wales were invited along to 10 Downing…

5th Jun 2018 Read more

Inspirational athletes deliver Team Wales’ most successful Games in Gold Coast

Team Wales athletes are celebrating a record-breaking performance at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

The team, made up of around 200 athletes…

15th Apr 2018 Read more

GC2018: Day 10 Highlights

GOLD COAST 2018 CONFIRMED AS TEAM WALES’ BEST EVER PERFORMANCE

Boxing victories for Lee and Price to take Wales to 10 Golds

Mike Wixey claims shooting…

14th Apr 2018 Read more

GC2018: Day 9 Highlights

FOUR MORE MEDALS AS TEAM WALES PASS AUCKLAND MARK

Silver for Charig in first Wrestling final for Wales

Hoop routine brings silver for Halford

McDonagh…

13th Apr 2018 Read more

GC2018: Day 8 Highlights

WALES REACH 25 MEDALS, EQUALLING HAUL IN AUCKLAND 1990

Judo recruit Curtis Dodge wins wrestling bronze

Second medal for Olivia Breen in the T38 100m…

12th Apr 2018 Read more

GC2018: Day 7 Highlights

GILLY AND JULIE WIN BRONZE IN LAWN BOWLS BRONZE IN TIE-BREAK THRILLER

Mixed B2/B3 Pairs win Team Wales’ 23rd Medal in Gold Coast

Rosie Eccles guaranteed…

11th Apr 2018 Read more

GC2018: Day 6 Highlights

SHARP SHOOTER PHELPS WINS RIFLE GOLD AS TEAM WALES REACH 22 MEDALS

Birthday delight for Phelps to repeat Prone 50m Rifle triumph 12 years on

Silver for…

10th Apr 2018 Read more

GC2018: Day 5 Highlights

TRIPLE GOLD FOR TEAM WALES ON MAGIC MONDAY

Six medal haul takes Wales to 16 medals (6 Gold, 6 Silver, 4 Bronze). Team Wales have now surpassed the…

9th Apr 2018 Read more

GC2018: Day 4 Highlights

BREEN LONG JUMP GOLD AS TEAM WALES REACH TEN MEDALS

Today, world para-champion Olivia Breen claimed Commonwealth Games gold as Wales won four more…

8th Apr 2018 Read more

GC2018: Day 3 Highlights

BARKER CLAIMS GOLD FOR TEAM WALES ON ANOTHER DAY OF SUCCESS

Elinor Barker from Cardiff wins Women’s 25km Points Race in style

A second silver medal for…

7th Apr 2018 Read more

GC2018: Day 2 Highlights

GOOD EVANS: GAZ LIFTS WALES TO GOLD MEDAL GLORY

Also today:

Sprint cyclist and medical student Lewis Oliva wins Silver in the Men’s Keirin

Netball Women…

6th Apr 2018 Read more

GC2018: Day 1 Highlights

BALL AND MITCHELL WIN TEAM WALES’ FIRST MEDAL IN GOLD COAST

Tandem pair strike silver at the Anna Meares Velodrome

Also: 

Stunning start for women’s…

5th Apr 2018 Read more

GC2018: A look ahead to the first day

After a spectacular Opening Ceremony in Carrara Stadium, we look forward to the first day of competition for Team Wales at the 2018 Gold Coast Commo…

4th Apr 2018 Read more

Jazz Carlin flies the flag for Wales down under

Wales has named double Olympic medallist and Commonwealth Gold winner Jazz Carlin as the 2018 Team Wales flag bearer.

Jazz will lead a 200+ strong Team…

3rd Apr 2018 Read more

Gethin Jones joins Team Wales on Gold Coast as Official Attaché for Commonwealth Games

TV broadcaster and ‘Strictly: It Takes Two’ host Gethin Jones arrives in Gold Coast today after accepting an invitation to become an Attaché for Team…

28th Mar 2018 Read more

Welsh Athletics' final athletes confirmed for GC2018

The Commonwealth Games Wales (CGW) Selection Committee have confirmed the final selection for the Welsh athletics squad heading to the 2018 Gold Coast…

5th Mar 2018 Read more

Hockey Squads for 2018 Commonwealth Games Revealed

(Hockey Wales press release)

With the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast only 34 days away, today Hockey Wales and Team Wales have revealed the…

1st Mar 2018 Read more

Welsh Netball squad for Gold Coast announced

Welsh Netball is pleased to announce its squad for the upcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. The squad is as follows:

Fern Davies…

1st Mar 2018 Read more

Non Stanford announced as Team Wales captain

Team Wales have announced their team captain as Welsh triathlete, Non Stanford for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

The 200+…

1st Mar 2018 Read more

Team Wales announce star ambassadors

With less than forty days to go until Team Wales competes in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, the team have announced two cel…

28th Feb 2018 Read more

***1ST MARCH EVENT CANCELLED***

Due to the severe weather forecast for Wales we've reluctantly decided to cancel tomorrow’s Team Day at the Principality Stadium. Please pass on to…

28th Feb 2018 Read more

Team Wales gymnasts for GC2018 announced

Commonwealth Games Wales and Welsh Gymnastics are proud to announce that a team of 13 gymnasts has been selected to compete for their country at the…

23rd Feb 2018 Read more

Selection update: 93 more athletes selected for Gold Coast across 11 sports

·   93 more athletes confirmed for Gold Coast, bringing Team Wales tally up to 124

·  Selections for 11 sports made, including weightlifting, powerl…

24th Jan 2018 Read more

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

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…

30th Dec 2017 Read more

CGW welcomes news that Birmingham is to host 2022 Games

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…

21st Dec 2017 Read more

Swimmers and powerlifters complete Team Wales para squad for GC2018

The selection of two swimmers and three powerlifters was today confirmed by Commonwealth Games Wales, completing the Team Wales squad of para-athletes…

20th Dec 2017 Read more

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

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,…

14th Dec 2017 Read more

Welsh weightlifters secure Team Wales place for 2018 Commonwealth Games

12 Welsh weightlifters have secured a place on Team Wales at next year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, it was announced today.

Commonwealth Games…

6th Dec 2017 Read more

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

Commonwealth Games Wales have today revealed the names of seven Welsh athletes selected to compete for Team Wales in three of the para-sports featured…

29th Nov 2017 Read more

National Hockey teams to represent Team Wales at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Following qualification by both national hockey teams, Commonwealth Games Wales today formally announced that Team Wales will be sending the men and…

28th Nov 2017 Read more

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

Commonwealth Games Wales have today announced the first para-athletes selected for Team Wales ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast,…

27th Nov 2017 Read more

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

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 attract…

7th Sep 2017 Read more

Full day of festivities as Queen's Baton reaches Powys

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…

6th Sep 2017 Read more

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

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…

5th Sep 2017 Read more

First Minister Greets Queen's Baton Relay arrival in Wales

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…

4th Sep 2017 Read more

Welsh Batonbearers revealed ahead of next week's Baton Relay

Past and present sporting greats, community ambassadors and Welsh celebrities are among the 130+ outstanding individuals who will carry the Queen's Baton…

31st Aug 2017 Read more

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

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…

25th Jul 2017 Read more

13 medals for Team Wales at Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games

Team Wales will today be returning from the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas with a total of 13 medals comprising of two gold, six silver and…

24th Jul 2017 Read more

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

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…

18th Jul 2017 Read more

Team Wales works with fashion students on Commonwealth Games kit

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…

21st Jun 2017 Read more

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

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

16th May 2017 Read more

One year to go to Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

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…

4th Apr 2017 Read more

UKAD news release: New Clean Games Policy Launched

A new “Clean Games Policy”, facilitated by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has resulted in anti-doping education now becoming a mandatory requirement for all…

3rd Apr 2017 Read more

New appointments to Team Wales ahead of Gold Coast

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…

17th Mar 2017 Read more

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

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) today (Monday, 13 March 2017) announced that the 2022 Commonwealth Games will no longer be held in the South…

13th Mar 2017 Read more

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

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…

13th Mar 2017 Read more

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

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…

10th Mar 2017 Read more

Borobi visits Wales

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…

9th Mar 2017 Read more

Happy International Women's Day from our Chair

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…

8th Mar 2017 Read more

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

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 con…

26th Jan 2017 Read more

Gerwyn gets top job for Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games

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

Gerwyn…

3rd Jan 2017 Read more

Wales Makes History at the World Bowls Championships

Wales competed against players from 33 nations in the World Bowls Championships from the 29th November until 11th December in Christchurch, New Zea…

21st Dec 2016 Read more

TEAM WALES SETS UP ATHLETES’ COMMISSION IN THE 500 DAY RUN UP TO GOLD COAST

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 Athl…

21st Nov 2016 Read more

Team Wales strengthens leadership ahead of 2018 Games

Team Wales have today announced a further two appointments to the senior management team that will be leading Welsh athletes to the Gold Coast Commo…

9th Nov 2016 Read more

Team Wales appointments build towards Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

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

Commo…

25th Oct 2016 Read more

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

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…

3rd Oct 2016 Read more

CGW reaction to decision on 2026 Games

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

Whilst disap…

26th Jul 2016 Read more

CGI pledges support to Laura Halford ahead of Commonwealth Games 2018

CGI,the official Systems Integration, BPS and IT Outsourcing partner of Team England, Team Wales and Team Scotland for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, has…

1st Jul 2016 Read more

Cathy Williams appointed as Games Manager for Commonwealth Games Wales

Commonwealth Games Wales have appointed Cathy Wiliams as Games Manager. Cathy, who has had an impressive career as a sport broadcast journalist, will…

7th Jun 2016 Read more

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

Following the most successful Games ever for Team Wales in Glasgow last year, Commonwealth Games Wales have today welcomed the announcement of the off…

4th Apr 2016 Read more

Commonwealth Games Wales appoints KPMG’s Claire Warnes to Board

Commonwealth Games Wales (CGW) have today announced the appointment of Claire Warnes to their Board. Approaching two years to go until Gold Coast 2018…

21st Mar 2016 Read more

Join the team at Commonwealth Games Wales

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…

29th Feb 2016 Read more

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

Commonwealth Games Wales have welcomed today’s announcement that the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games will be held in the Bahamas, with the seventh Youth…

1st Feb 2016 Read more

Frankie Jones joins Commonwealth Games Wales Board as Athlete Advisor

Commonwealth Games Wales is pleased to announce that former rhythmic gymnast, David Dixon Award winner and six-time medal winner in Glasgow, Frankie…

15th Dec 2015 Read more

9 medals for team wales at samoa commonwealth youth games

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…

11th Sep 2015 Read more

Bangor weightlifter chosen as Wales flag bearer at Commonwealth Youth Games

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

4th Sep 2015 Read more

Team Wales Gets Together for Commonwealth Youth Games

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…

10th Jul 2015 Read more

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

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…

15th Jun 2015 Read more

Swimmers selected to represent Wales at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games

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

The seven…

26th May 2015 Read more

Roy Stephens Interview

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…

26th Mar 2015 Read more

Trio Selected for Samoa

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

Catrin Jones, Ellie Pryor…

24th Mar 2015 Read more

Team wales appoints chef de mission for youth games

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 spor…

9th Mar 2015 Read more

Commonwealth Games Council for Wales elects new Board

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

The election…

15th Dec 2014 Read more

Pontyclun Primary School Visit

One of the Team Wales 4x100m record holders, Mica Moore, shared some stories and answered questions at Pontyclun Primary school yesterday. Mica is one…

26th Nov 2014 Read more

Norman Richards Interview

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…

20th Nov 2014 Read more

FAW invite for medalists'

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…

14th Oct 2014 Read more

Team Wales’ success celebrated in style

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

11th Sep 2014 Read more

Team Wales celebrate most successful Commonwealth Games in history

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…

3rd Aug 2014 Read more