Team Wales has appointed an impressive Media Team of skilled individuals to help increase awareness and support for Team Wales during the build-up and throughout the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The six-strong team all have different skill sets to cover a wide range of media duties from managing athletes, capturing content, managing victory, social media, and PR. They will support the Head of Communications, Media and Engagement, Cathy Williams, in the lead up to the games, as well as designing, delivering, and monitoring multi-platform comms campaigns for the internal team, media, and public at Birmingham.
"It’s great to finally introduce our media team for Birmingham 2022. It’s vital that we have the right skill sets to ensure we can create plenty of exciting and relevant content across our platforms. Our aim is to increase the profile of each sport and individual athletes. This is their moment in the spotlight and we are here to support them on their journey. I’m looking forward to working with our media team over the coming months and continue building on our campaign – The summit of our aspirations." Cathy Williams
Get to know the team!
Rachael Tucker graduated from Swansea University with a first class honours in Media and Communications and has recently enrolled on the Sports Communication and Journalism MA course. She is currently working alongside Swansea City's media team to help deliver content on all platforms and has previously worked at local grassroots club, AFC Ammanford.
Jo Penrose is studying a masters degree in Sports Broadcast at Cardiff Met University. She is an aspiring sports broadcast journalist, with specific interest in presenting and reporting. She enjoys watching a wide range of live sport including athletics, tennis and rugby – and plays touch rugby.
Sydney Davies’ aspiration is to become a journalist and is currently on a gap year before commencing studies at Durham University. She is extremely passionate about current affairs and Welsh sports.
Murry is an experienced all-rounder, taking part in his eighth major tournament after joining the team as a press attaché in Gold Coast. He is also a director at Cheltenham Town Football Club, leading their media and communications and a founding member of Crowdfunder UK where he works with their sports partners to support professional and grassroots clubs.
Jess has been a part of the Team Wales lineup for several years and volunteered at both Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018. She is a marketing and comms consultant and has worked on a wide range of high profile campaigns.
Lowri Jacob is a final year student at the University of Gloucestershire studying Sports Journalism. Since working part-time at Cardiff Rugby for the past four years, she has developed a passion and interest in the sports communications and marketing sector. She also has a media internship at Cardiff Rugby and is a freelancer for BBC Radio Wales/Radio Cymru.
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