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Trinbago 2023 

Commonwealth Youth Games 

1. The Commonwealth Youth Games 

The much-anticipated Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games, the largest multi-sport event in the Caribbean this year, will take place from the 4th to the 11th of August in Trinidad and Tobago. This exhilarating event will bring together over 1,000 athletes and para-athletes, aged 14-18, from 72 nations and territories across the Commonwealth. 

2. Sports at Trinbago 

Trinbago 2023 will feature a total of seven exciting sports for the young athletes to compete in. The sports include Aquatics (Swimming), Athletics and Para Athletics, Cycling (Road Race, Time Trial, and Track) and Triathlon, as well as FAST5 Netball, Rugby Sevens, and Beach Volleyball. 

Read more about the sports here: Commonwealth Games – Trinbago 2023 

3. Team Wales at Trinbago 

Team Wales will proudly represent their nation in four sports at the Youth Games: Athletics, Swimming, Cycling, and Women’s Rugby Sevens. Notably, the Wales Women’s Rugby Sevens team made history in the previous Youth Games in Bahamas 2017, winning Wales’ first-ever team sport medal (Bronze) at a Commonwealth Games. This year, Wales, alongside Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, Fiji, and Kenya, will challenge defending champions Australia in the women’s rugby sevens competition. 

4. Exciting Facts about Trinbago 2023 

Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games will witness the gathering of over 1,000 young athletes and para-athletes aged 14-18, representing 71 Commonwealth nations and territories. These talented participants will compete in 99 medal events across seven sports, including the newly introduced FAST5 Netball and a fully integrated Para-Athletics program with six medal events. 

5. Meet Cocoyea: The Trinbago 2023 Mascot 

The official mascot of Trinbago 2023 is Cocoyea, the leatherback turtle. This adorable mascot was designed by Djibril Annisette, an eight-year-old artist from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Cocoyea represents the spirit of the Games and will undoubtedly become one of the most recognizable faces of the event. 

Read more about the mascot here: Minister unveils Trinbago 2023 mascot at Commonwealth Day celebration 

6. Words from Senior Staff 

Gareth Davies, Chair:  

It truly is an honour that as the newly appointed Chair I will have the privilege of watching first-hand the talent Team Wales have at a youth level. It is also of course an important Games from an historical and inclusive perspective, introducing the para-athletes within the team for the first time. I am a proud Welshman who thrives on seeing athletes take pride in representing their Country. 

Rebecca Edwards-Symmons, CEO of Commonwealth Games Wales: 

Firstly, a huge congratulations on being selected to represent Tîm Cymru and I personally can’t wait to see you all take part in the Youth Games in Trinbago. As this is my first Games as CEO, I am extremely excited to be part of this very special games and the first Youth Games for some years. You are the future and I hope you all enjoy every minute! I am very proud to be part of this amazing Games and look forward to meeting you all and cheering you on! 

More Information coming very soon!