Team Wales Commonwealth Youth Games Homecoming

Team Wales Commonwealth  Youth Games Homecoming 

On Saturday, Team Wales hosted the Commonwealth Youth Games homecoming at the Royal Mint Experience in Llantrisant, the official location for Team Wales’ homecoming medal presentations. 

Athletes, support staff and families from Athletics, Cycling, Swimming and Rugby 7s enjoyed an afternoon in the sun to celebrate a successful and historic Youth Games, which saw Team Wales finish 9th in the medal table, coming home with 15 medals. 

The homecoming got underway with a fantastic performance from the Mark Jermin choir. It was shortly followed by a question-and-answer session with some of the athletes which was hosted by 2018 Commonwealth Games Bronze medallist Bethan Davies.  

The Deputy Minister for Arts, Sports and Tourism, Dawn Bowden was invited to share a few words of congratulations and the Chief Executive of Sport Wales Brian Davies, many partners and sponsors were also in attendance to join in on the celebrations. 

The athletes received commemorative Team Wales Commonwealth Youth Games medallions from the Royal Mint for their participation in the Games, presented by the Deputy Minister Dawn Bowden and Rebecca Morgan, the Royal Mint’s Division Director. 

Following the medal presentation, Duke al Durham, a Spoken Word Poet, Author, Rapper and Creative Practitioner performed a piece that he created about the athletes and their success at Trinbago 2023. 

Matt Cosgrove, Chef de Mission of Trinbago 2023 said, “It was great to celebrate Team Wales’ participation in Trinbago 2023 on Saturday at The Royal Mint. To commemorate the Youth Games with special medals produced by the Royal Mint, made it even more special. I look forward to following the careers of these young athletes and hopefully seeing some of them represent Wales on the senior team at the Commonwealth Games in years to come”. 


Rebecca Edwards-Symmons, CEO of Team Wales added, “To celebrate and recognise a very special performance in Trinbago with athletes, staff, families, and partners/sponsors was fantastic. The backdrop of The Royal Mint Experience in the beautiful sunshine made it even more enjoyable for those who attended. Thank you to The Royal Mint for the amazing participation medals that they produced for the athletes and to Duke al Durham for his beautiful poem/rhyme. Mark Jermin Performance school also entertained the crowds and to hear from our athletes about their stories from Trinbago was special. The future of our Team Wales athletes and team is extremely exciting and I look forward to seeing these 14-18year olds attend more Commonwealth Games in the future”.