Commonwealth Day 2021: Highlights

9th Mar 2021

Every year, all 72 Commonwealth nations from 54 countries come together to celebrate Commonwealth Day – bringing together our unity, friendship and common values. For the last two years we’ve hosted an event to celebrate our success as a sporting nation, our pride and passion for our country, and  also an opportunity to share and unite with other Commonwealth nations. Due to the pandemic, this years theme, ‘Delivering a Common Future’ was celebrated in a different way but just as rewarding, bringing together athletes, schools and the sporting community.

In addition to the dedicated and passionate athletes we have in Wales who once again shared their inspiring stories, we had an exclusive performance from the talented ABC & ABC y Fro virtual choir.

We also produced a digital activity pack and distributed to schools across Wales, giving thousands of children the opportunity to learn more about the Commonwealth Games, ‘Team Wales’ and an opportunity to engage with us across social media throughout the day.

Commonwealth Day was also an opportunity to work with our charity partner, the URDD who led live sport sessions via Zoom through the day with a helping hand from Commonwealth coaches and athletes.

To mark a step closer to the Birmingham 2022 Games we announced our Chef de Mission, and finished our celebrations with mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins OBE singing an exclusive performance of our national anthem. What a finale!

We would like to thank everyone for making our Commonwealth Day a success – athletes, coaches, National Governing Bodies, the Urdd, schools, pupils, parents and a big thankyou to the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas for launching the day with his inspiring speech.

 

You can look back at some of our favourite highlights here.