- Aug 04 - 11 2023
Commonwealth Youth Games 2023, Trinbago: 04/08/2023 – 11/08/2023
The Commonwealth Youth Games 2023, which take place in the twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago (Trinbago) from 4-11 August, will see 72 nations around the Commonwealth compete across seven sports this summer.
The Games were due to be held in 2021 but were postponed due to the pandemic. Team Wales’ final athlete selection will be announced in June, which will include Para-Athletes for the first time in Commonwealth Youth Games history.
Team Wales will take a team of over 60 athletes and staff this summer with Matt Cosgrove as Chef de Mission and Anna Stembridge as Deputy Chef de Mission.
Trinbago 2023 will see more than 1,000 athletes and para-athletes, between the ages of 14-18, from the 72 nations and territories, participate in a total of seven sports:
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.
Team Wales will have athletes competing across four of the sports; Athletics, Swimming, cycling and Women’s Rugby Sevens.
Wales Women’s Rugby Sevens team made history at the last Youth Games in Bahamas 2017, winning Wales’ first ever team sport medal (Bronze) at a Commonwealth Games.
Wales, alongside Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, Fiji and Kenya will take on defending champions Australia in the women’s competition.
Since it’s launch in 2000, the Youth Games has continued to grow to provide a unique opportunity to experience elite sport on the international stage, promote cultural understanding and create lifelong friendships across the Commonwealth.
Head to the Commonwealth Games Wales website for full details!