Commonwealth Games Wales


Welsh Athletics' final athletes confirmed for GC2018

Date: 5th Mar 2018

"We're very happy to confirm even more great news on selection this week, and delighted to formally welcome…

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Welsh Netball squad for Gold Coast announced

Date: 1st Mar 2018

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…

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Hockey Squads for 2018 Commonwealth Games Revealed

Date: 1st Mar 2018

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…

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Non Stanford announced as Team Wales captain

Date: 1st Mar 2018

Team 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…

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Date: 28th Feb 2018

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.

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Team Wales announce star ambassadors

Date: 28th Feb 2018

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…

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Team Wales gymnasts for GC2018 announced

Date: 23rd Feb 2018

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…

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

Date: 24th Jan 2018

·  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…

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

Date: 30th Dec 2017

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…

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CGW welcomes news that Birmingham is to host 2022 Games

Date: 21st Dec 2017

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…

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Swimmers and powerlifters complete Team Wales para squad for GC2018

Date: 20th Dec 2017

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…

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

Date: 14th Dec 2017

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…

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Welsh weightlifters secure Team Wales place for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Date: 6th Dec 2017

The women weightlifters heading to the Gold Coast are: Hannah Powell (48kg), Catrin Jones (53kg), Christie Williams…

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

Date: 29th Nov 2017

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…

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National Hockey teams to represent Team Wales at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Date: 28th Nov 2017

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…

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

Date: 27th Nov 2017

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…

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

Date: 7th Sep 2017

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…

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Full day of festivities as Queen's Baton reaches Powys

Date: 6th Sep 2017

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…

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

Date: 5th Sep 2017

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…

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First Minister Greets Queen's Baton Relay arrival in Wales

Date: 4th Sep 2017

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…

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Welsh Batonbearers revealed ahead of next week's Baton Relay

Date: 31st Aug 2017

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…

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

Date: 25th Jul 2017

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 Coast.

Netball and men's rugby 7s are the first team sport to be selected for a place in the Team Wales squad at next year's Games, having met the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) qualification requirements.

The Wales netball team retained their 8th position in the International Netball Federation's World Rankings, making them eligible for a place at the 2018 Games alongside 11 other teams.

The Welsh men's rugby 7s…

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13 medals for Team Wales at Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games

Date: 24th Jul 2017

The Welsh women's rugby sevens squad won the first medal ever for Team Wales in a team event at a Commonwealth Games or Youth Games. They lost their first game against Canada, but went on…

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

Date: 18th Jul 2017

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 Games in the Bahamas.

Chef de Mission, Gerwyn Owen, made the announcement this morning (Tuesday 18th July) ahead of tonight's spectacular ceremony. 

The selection was made following nominations from the National Governing Bodies of the six Welsh sports attending the Games.

Gerwyn said: "Rebecca has already shown her pedigree by being a multi-medallist at the last Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa 2015.

"Her double silver in…

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Team Wales works with fashion students on Commonwealth Games kit

Date: 21st Jun 2017

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 Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast. Wales will send a team of around 200 athletes to the games, kitted out in leggings that have been designed by winning student Meghan Bentley, and produced in Wales. 

A fashion design competition was launched offering USW students a chance to represent the nation and stand in the global spotlight by designing Team Wales’ leggings. On choosing to join forces with the Unive…

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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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