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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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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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