All the Team Wales athletes travelling to Trinbago 2023
The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) would like to wish the Team Wales athletes and staff travelling to Trinbago 2023 the very best of luck ahead of the Commonwealth Youth Games this month.
WSA CEO Andrew Howard was present at Cardiff Metropolitan University on the 31st of July to give the team a big send off before they head to the Games.
The Games will be held in Tinidad and Tobago from the 4th until the 11th of August, with Wales competing in four of the seven sports – Athletics, Swimming, Cycling and Women’s Rugby Sevens.
Over the past few weeks, Team Wales have been announcing the selected athletes in these aforementioned sports…
The Athletics squad travelling out consists of Joseph Berry, Lewis Stephens, Zico Jones, Joseph Rees Gara, Sophie Lisk, Storm Evans, and Jessica Lee alongside Para-Athletes Ashton Fish, Mia Lloyd, William Bishop, and Tomi Roberts-Jones.
The Swimmers are made up of Holly Marshall, Mabli Collyer, Sophie Brassington, Sophie Davies, Theodora Taylor, Joshua O’Brien, Maxwell Anderson, Rhydian Arch, Solomon Williams, and Tyler Melbourne-Smith.
Four athletes make up the Cycling team for Wales – Max Bufton, Lowri Richards, William Salter, and Sam Fisher.
And the Women’s Rugby Sevens squad for Team Wales consists of Catrin Stewart, Poppy Ellis, Branwen Metcalfe, Lola Bogerd-Mitchell, Tia Jones, Nia Fajeyisan, Katie Bevans, Seren Lockwood, Hanna Marshall, Rhiannon Griffin, Ffion Davies, Hannah Lane, and Katie Johnson.
Each sport will have a team leader, managing the athletes.
Rhys Williams, a former Commonwealth athlete who also competed at the first ever Youth Games in 2000, will be Team Lead for Athletics; experienced Performance Coach Graeme Antwhistle will lead the Swimmers; Academy Coach Rob Partridge will be the Cycling team leader; and Wales’s Sevens Coach Jonathan Hooper returns to the youth Games with the Women’s team.
Trinbago 2023 will see more than 1,000 athletes and para-athletes, between the ages of 14-18, from the 72 nations and territories, compete across seven sports.
Since its 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 nations.
The WSA is thoroughly excited to witness the event and follow the action, and wishes Cymru athletes and staff of Team Wales the best of luck for their travels and performances across the coming days!