Commonwealth Games Wales launch Business Club

Commonwealth Games successfully launched their first Tîm Cymru Business Club. 

The event, which attracted nearly a hundred guests and 70 businesses from across Wales was held at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant.  

Team Wales’s headline partner, Cardiff Metropolitan University were guests at the event, alongside the organisations team of new partners, including the Royal Mint, Pure Cyber, Owens, Watkin Davies, Mauve Cymru, Nathaniel cars, and Celtic Collection. 

Cathy Williams, Head of Engagement at Commonwealth Games Wales hosted the event, with Chief Executive Officer, Rebecca Edwards-Symmons closing the occasion, thanking all the guests for supporting Team Wales’s first Business Club event and the organisations ambitions to host future events across the country over the next twelve months. 

Each Tim Cymru Business Club will have a themed topic, with the first focussing on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, not only in sport, but in everyday life.  

Panel discussions included para-athletes from the recent Commonwealth Youth Games, including 100m T38 gold medallist Tomi Roberts-Jones, T38 100m and long jumper Will Bishop, and sprinter Ashton Fish (who sadly had to withdraw from competing whilst training in Trinidad). Joining them on the panel was their proud coach Morgan Jones, and Birmingham 2022 bronze medallist, para swimmer, Lily Rice. 

Double Commonwealth medallist, para lawn bowler Julie Thomas and para lawn bowls coordinator John Wilson joined Cathy on stage for the second panel, with Tom Rogers (DSW), James Williams (Welsh Athletics) and CGW Board member and Chair of the EDI Committee, Ashton Hewitt completing the final panel of the evening. 

Poet and rapper Duke Al-Durham performed his poem ‘No Dreams Fail’ to the audience, a poem written as a gift for the #Trinbago2023 Commonwealth Youth athletes.  

Rebecca said ” It was fantastic to launch the Tîm Cymru Business Club in style on Tuesday and to celebrate equity and see some amazing athletes share their successes and what representing Team Wales means to them was incredibly special.  

The power of sport brings businesses together with the passion and pride of Wales and anything is possible. We look forward to our next event on the 25th October at our headline partner venue, Cardiff Met. 

Next year we will travel the Tîm Cymru Business Club all over Wales and look to bring many topics to life that are important to both business and Elite sport. “