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

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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