Well Done to Team Wales for their success at Trinbago 2023

Well Done to Team Wales for their success at Trinbago 2023

The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) would like to give Team Wales a massive well done for their excellent performance at the Trinbago Commonwealth Youth Games 2023!

Historically, the Commonwealth Youth Games has been an invaluable platform for young athletes to gain multi games experience on the world stage – and these games gave 1000 athletes the opportunity to showcase their talent with a global audience. 

Team Wales finished 9th on the medal table from the 71 Nations across the Commonwealth, taking on four of the seven sports included in the sports programme across the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago. 

The Welsh contingent in Trinidad included swimmers, cyclists and athletes, whilst over in Tobago Women’s Rugby Sevens were flying the flag for Wales. Other sports in the Games were FAST 5 Netball, Triathlon and Volleyball. 

The Youth Games, the first edition of which came in 2000, saw its 7th edition hosted in the Caribbean for the first time, but the historical importance of these games was the inclusion of para sport for the first time. 

Team Wales won a total of 15 medals across three sports (Swimming, Cycling and Athletics), two more than the last games in the Bahamas, 2017. Swimming won an impressive ten medals, with cycling securing three and athletics two (three Gold, six Silver and six Bronze). 

The WSA would like to congratulate all of the athletes and staff who travelled out to Trinbago on such a resounding performance.

WSA CEO, Andrew Howard, commented:

“The WSA is thrilled to have witnessed such fantastic representation of Cymru on the global stage, and are delighted for WSA members Commonwealth Games Wales, Swim Wales, Welsh Cycling, Welsh Athletics and the WRU for their performances during what was a wonderful week of sport!

“We’ve seen the potential of so many promising young athletes, including those from here in Wales, and we are thoroughly looking forward to seeing how their sporting careers develop over the coming years.”

Meanwhile, Rebecca Edwards-Symmons, Commonwealth Games Wales CEO, stated:

“It’s been an outstanding Games for Wales and I’m really pleased I was able to be there in person to support the team, and to experience the Youth Games for the first time.

“It’s been fantastic to see all the work that goes into preparing and delivering a team to a games come to life and the individual performances have been very special. To see the clear passion everyone has to represent Wales on a global stage is mind blowing and I feel very proud to be part of it. Congratulations to all four of the sports, every athlete and member of our support team.”

While Commonwealth Games Wales Chair, Gareth Davies, added:

“As Chair of Commonwealth Games Wales, it is a very proud moment to look back on the last couple of weeks to see what Team Wales have achieved, not only from a performance perspective, but the pride, respect and passion every single athlete and support staff has shown from start to finish. It was a real honour to be there to see the Welsh athletes, swimmers and cyclists in Trinidad and the women’s rugby sevens players over in Tobago. There was also a real togetherness across the Commonwealth nations, supporting each other across the different sports. Congratulation Team Wales, your country is very, very proud.”

Find more detail on Wales’ performance at the Games over on the Team Wales website.

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