Victoria 2026 – Team Wales Village Leads

Commonwealth Games Wales 

Commonwealth Games Wales (CGW) is the organisation responsible for leading Commonwealth Sporting activity across all of Wales, with our key members being the Welsh National Governing Bodies of Sport.  

CGW, in partnership with Sport Wales, assists the individual sports with their preparation for both the Commonwealth Youth Games and the Commonwealth Games. CGW selects the Wales team that will deliver Wales’s strongest performance and leads the team at the Games in a manner that will inspire and motivate the athletes to deliver their very best performance. 

Wales and CGW have enjoyed unprecedented success in recent Games. CGW wants to ensure the continuation of this trend and deliver an outstanding, inspiring and life changing experience for our athletes in Victoria in 2026. 


Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games 

The 2026 Commonwealth Games will be held in Victoria, Australia and will be the first to be held across a region rather than in one main city. There will be 5 regional hubs which will host events across the 20 sports which are part of the Games programme. Four Athletes’ Villages will house the athletes during their time at the Games. 


The Role 

Commonwealth Games Wales seeks to appoint 4 Village Leads to manage Team Wales within the 4 Athletes’ Villages. These individuals will have responsibility for managing the day to day running of their respective Village from a Team Wales point of view. This will include the management of all operations and staff based within their Village. 

The Village Leads will form a key part of the Team Wales Senior Management Team at the Games creating an inspirational environment which enables the athletes and team to perform at their best. 


Time commitment 

Approximately one meeting a quarter during the initial planning period from September 2023 to August 2024. This will increase to one meeting a month over the following 12 months and become more frequent in the months immediately prior to the Games. A continuous period of availability approximately between 5th and 31st March 2026 to attend the Games in Victoria will also be required.  



The Village Lead role is a voluntary position. Appropriate expenses will be reimbursed. 


To Apply      

Email a covering letter and CV to Matt Cosgrove, Head of Games Operations, Commonwealth Games Wales at 

The full job description can be found here: Work With Us | Team Wales 


Closing Date 

Friday 07/07/2023, 5pm