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Team Wales celebrated at 10 Downing Street

Date: 5th Jun 2018

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…

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Inspirational athletes deliver Team Wales’ most successful Games in Gold Coast

Date: 15th Apr 2018

Team Wales athletes are celebrating a record-breaking performance at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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…

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GC2018: Day 10 Highlights

Date: 14th Apr 2018

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

Wales are currently 7th in the medal table, ahead of Scotland and Nigeria.


BOXING

It was a historic night for Welsh sport and Welsh boxing…

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GC2018: Day 9 Highlights

Date: 13th Apr 2018

Team…

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GC2018: Day 8 Highlights

Date: 12th Apr 2018

WALES REACH 25 MEDALS, EQUALLING HAUL IN AUCKLAND 1990

Judo recruit Curtis Dodge wins wrestling bronze

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

Wales total: 25 medals (7 Gold, 8 Silver, 10 bronze) with at least four more guaranteed. Wales remain 8th in the medal table.


WRESTLING

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…

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GC2018: Day 7 Highlights

Date: 11th Apr 2018

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.


BOWLS

It was a great day on the green for Wales, with…

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GC2018: Day 6 Highlights

Date: 10th Apr 2018

Salmon leaps to three singles…

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GC2018: Day 5 Highlights

Date: 9th Apr 2018

Alys Thomas produced the swim of her …

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GC2018: Day 4 Highlights

Date: 8th Apr 2018

After fouls in rounds 1 and 2, Paralympian Olivia Breen showed her experience to jump a…

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GC2018: Day 3 Highlights

Date: 7th Apr 2018

BARKER CLAIMS GOLD FOR TEAM WALES ON ANOTHER DAY OF SUCCESS

Elinor 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…

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GC2018: Day 2 Highlights

Date: 6th Apr 2018

GOOD EVANS: GAZ LIFTS WALES TO GOLD MEDAL GLORY

Also today:

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…

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GC2018: Day 1 Highlights

Date: 5th Apr 2018

BALL AND MITCHELL WIN TEAM WALES’ FIRST MEDAL IN GOLD COAST

Tandem pair strike silver at the Anna Meares Velodrome

Also: 

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…

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GC2018: A look ahead to the first day

Date: 4th Apr 2018

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 Commonwealth Games...

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…

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Jazz Carlin flies the flag for Wales down under

Date: 3rd Apr 2018

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…

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Gethin Jones joins Team Wales on Gold Coast as Official Attaché for Commonwealth Games

Date: 28th Mar 2018

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…

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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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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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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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***1ST MARCH EVENT CANCELLED***

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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