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 Street for a private reception to celebrate the home nation success at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast 2018.
Ten Team Wales medallists, along with Chef de Mission Nicola Phillips joined Theresa May behind the famous black door to enjoy some drinks, canapés and a speech from the Prime Minister herself. She said:
“The Gold Coast was a record breaking Games for our home nations, not to mention double medals for some…
athletes are celebrating a record-breaking performance at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth
The team, made up of around 200 athletes, won 36 medals, including 10 Golds, the best ever return for Wales.
Team Wales also won 12 silver and 14 bronze medals, finishing seventh in the medal table, ahead of Scotland in 8th and Nigeria 9th.
The medals came in 11 sports, reflecting Wales’ growing strength across the board in sports where Wales has traditionally found it hard to compete.
Athletics, boxing, cycling (both track and road), gymnastics (both rhythmic and…
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 Gold in Olympic Trap
Cycling Road Race medals for Dani Rowe and Jon Mould
Stacey wins bronze for Table Tennis
36 medals now won, with two events remaining (10 Gold, 12 Silver, 14 Bronze)
Equals Glasgow - 36 medal total
Equals Auckland 1990 - 10 Gold Medals record with more silvers and bronze
currently 7th in the medal table, ahead of Scotland and Nigeria.
It was a historic night for Welsh sport and Welsh boxing…
WALES REACH 25 MEDALS, EQUALLING HAUL IN AUCKLAND 1990
Judo recruit Curtis Dodge wins
Second medal for Olivia Breen in the T38 100m sprint
Kerfoot-Robson shines on Cross
Country Cycling debut
Netball and Women’s Hockey finish on a high
Heslop diving debut in 3m springboard final
total: 25 medals (7 Gold, 8 Silver, 10 bronze) with at least four more
guaranteed. Wales remain 8th in the medal table.
26 year-old Curtis Dodge, who competed in Judo for Wales in Glasgow, won bronze in the 74kg wrestling.
He beat Ebimienfaghe Assizecourt of Nigeria…
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 at least silver as Welsh boxers dominate
McDonagh and Lee win quarters to secure at least bronze
Halford qualifies for four Rhythmic Gymnastics Finals
Squash pairs book quarter final spots
Netball and women’s hockey lose tight encounters
Team Wales have now won 23 Medals (7
Gold, 8 Silver, 8 Bronze) with at least 3 more guaranteed. This places Wales 8th
in the medal table.
It was a great day on the green for Wales, with…
After fouls in rounds 1 and 2, Paralympian Olivia Breen showed her experience to jump a…
BARKER CLAIMS GOLD FOR TEAM WALES ON ANOTHER DAY OF SUCCESS
Barker from Cardiff wins Women’s 25km Points Race in style
A second silver medal for BVI sprint cyclist James Ball
Bronze for Chloe Tutton in the 200m breaststroke
Wales 8th in medal table (2 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze)
Elinor Barker made it a golden night for Team Wales as she produced a stunning ride to win the Women’s 25km Points Race on day 3 at Gold Coast 2018.
The 23 year old from Cardiff became the first Welsh cyclist to win a Commonwealth title on the track since Auckland 1990.
She has now completed…
GOOD EVANS: GAZ LIFTS WALES TO GOLD MEDAL GLORY
Sprint cyclist and medical student Lewis Oliva wins Silver in the Men’s Keirin
Netball Women post record score in defeat to Silver Ferns
Women’s Hockey lose 5-1 to England in heavy rain
Wales 9th in the medal table at end of Day 2 with 1 gold and 2 silvers
Weightlifter Gareth Evans won Wales' first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games with victory in the men's 69kg.
The 31-year-old from Holyhead posted a total of 299kg to be crowned Champion as Team Wales’ tally rose to three medals by the end of the second day in…
BALL AND MITCHELL WIN TEAM WALES’ FIRST MEDAL IN GOLD COAST
Tandem pair strike silver at the Anna Meares Velodrome
Stunning start for women’s hockey with historic victory over India
Anna Hursey, 11, wins her first doubles match at GC2018
Para cyclist James Ball and tandem pilot Pete Mitchell delivered Wales’ first medal of the Games on day one of competition at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Ball, from Newport, and Mitchell won Silver in the Blind and Visually Impaired 1000m Time-Trial at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane.
“We are thrilled to win the first…
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
Captain Non Stanford will lead the way for Team Wales on a busy first day of competition at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The former World Series triathlon champion from Swansea races at 0930 (0030 BST) with a chance to win Wales’ first medal of the Games.
There are also medals on offer in the pool and velodrome on Day One.
Glasgow bronze medallist Daniel Jervis is aiming for the 400m freestyle final…
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 Wales at the Gold Coast 2018 Opening Ceremony in Carrara Stadium.
Gold Coast 2018 will be Jazz’s fourth Commonwealth Games. In Delhi 2010, she won silver in the 200m freestyle and bronze in the 400m freestyle.
Four years later in Glasgow, she became Wales’ first woman to win a gold in the pool since Pat Beavan in 1974.
In 2016 she became a double Olympic medallist, winning two silvers in the 400m and 800m freestyle events…
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 Wales at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Proud Welshman Gethin will spend 11 days on the Gold Coast helping officials, volunteers and athletes to deliver what they hope will be the most successful overseas Games ever for Team Wales.
As the official Attaché, his role will be to engage with Team Wales’ supporters and corporate networks during the Games, and to help create additional interest in the Team through the media and…
"We're very happy to confirm even more great news on selection this week, and delighted to formally welcome…
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; Suzy Drane; Bethan Dyke; Kyra Jones; Nia Jones; Chelsea Lewis; Sarah Llewelyn; Kelly Morgan; Cara Lea Moseley; Georgia Rowe; Leila Thomas & Amanda Varey
The squad announcement comes as Julie Hoornweg joins Wales as Interim Head Coach. Rosie Pretorius, Welsh Netball’s Head of Performance shared her thoughts on the announcement.
She said: “We are extremely proud of this group of players and the hard work and dedication…
Following a period of unprecedented results in Welsh hockey, qualification for the Gold Coast was confirmed in December last year and the goal of having both teams represent Wales at consecutive games was achieved. This will be the first time both Wales’ men’s and women’s teams will…
Wales have announced their team captain as Welsh triathlete, Non Stanford for
the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
The 200+ strong team will be led by the triathlete, who will experience her first Commonwealth Games with Team Wales this April.
Non Stanford was shocked but honoured at the offer to lead the team. She said:
“I got the call while preparing to travel to Dubai and I was in shock! Team Captain is a big role and I’m very grateful to be given the title for Team Wales heading to the Gold Coast next month.”
Non missed out on the team for…
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 anyone who was planning to attend. We look forward to supporting #TeamWales at the Games, in much warmer weather.
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 celebrity ambassadors.
Becky James, double Olympic silver medallist and former Welsh track cyclist joins Christian Malcolm, retired Welsh athlete and current para coach, as official ambassadors for Team Wales.
Ahead of the Team Wales official send off event, which is being held at the Principality Stadium on March 1st St David’s Day, the ambassadors hope to inspire and share their wealth of experience with the 200+ team…
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 2018 Commonwealth
Games in Rhythmic, Women’s Artistic and Men’s Artistic Gymnastics.
The Welsh Rhythmic Gymnasts travelling to Australia are Laura Halford, Gemma Frizelle and Abigail Hanford.
The Welsh Men’s Artistic Gymnasts competing at Gold Coast are Jac Davies, Iwan Mepham, Clinton Purnell, Josh Cook and Benjamin Eyre.
The Women’s Artistic Gymnasts representing Team Wales are Maisie Methuen, Emily Thomas, Latalia…
93 more athletes
confirmed for Gold Coast, bringing Team Wales tally up to 124
· Selections for 11 sports made, including weightlifting, powerlifting and all 5 para-sports
· Gymnasts and team sport squad selections expected in coming weeks
Commonwealth Games Wales have today revealed the latest tranche of athletes selected to compete at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
93 athletes have been announced across 11 sports, following nomination by the national governing bodies and selection ratification by the Commonwealth Games Wales Board.
They join the 31 ath…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The women weightlifters heading to the Gold Coast are: Hannah Powell (48kg), Catrin Jones (53kg), Christie Williams…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…