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11 athletes selected to represent Team Wales at Commonwealth Youth Games

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25/06/2023 00:00, In Blog / Track & Field / Commonwealth Games /

We are excited to announce that a team of 11 athletes have been selected by Team Wales to compete at the Commonwealth Youth Games, which takes place in the twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago from 4-11 August this summer. 

Amongst the 11 athletes selected there will be 4 para-athletes, with Para Athletics included in the sports programme for the first time in Commonwealth Youth history.

Chris Type, Head of Performance shared:

“Team Wales has selected a strong cohort of young athletes to compete at the Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Youth Games. This is a testament to the talented athletes and hard-working coaches who have qualified against very high qualification standards. This is a great development opportunity for the athletes which will set them on a path of future success.”

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. With Team Wales competing in Athletics, Swimming, Cycling and Women’s Rugby Sevens.

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.

At the last Youth Games in Bahamas 2017, Team Wales brought home 13 medals across six sports, with shot putter Sarah Omoregie winning silver and setting a new British U18 record of 16.74m, whilst James Tomlinson also won silver in the discus.

Rhys Williams, National Talent Development Coordinator for Sprints & Hurdles and Athletics Team Lead for the Games added:

“It is a great honour to be Team Lead for the Welsh Athletics team taking part in the Commonwealth Youth Games. As staff, we will be making sure our athletes arrive at the Games with the best possible preparation, in order to achieve success.


“The Commonwealth Youth Games is a key event on the Welsh Athletics Talent Pathway, where they will gain valuable experience towards future major senior Championship events.


“As a former athlete myself, some of my most enjoyable experiences have come from competing at Major Championships and I have no doubt, that our athletes will have a fantastic experience competing at the highest level for their country.”

Team Wales Athletics Team for the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games





Joseph Berry

100m, 200m & Mixed 4x100m Relay

Newport Harriers

Eric Oram

William Bishop

Men’s Long Jump T38

Deeside & DSW Para Academy

Morgan Jones & Tania Williams

Storm Evans

Women’s Discus

Carmarthen & District Harriers

Kevin Evans

Ashton Fish

Men’s 100m T38

DSW Para Academy

Morgan Jones

Zico Jones

Men’s 400m

Shaftesbury Barnet

Ty Holden

Jessica Lee

Long Jump & Mixed 4x100m Relay

Carmarthen & District Harriers

Wayne Griffiths & Steve Perks

Sophie Lisk

100m Hurdles & Mixed 4x100m Relay

Cardiff Archers

Phill Warwicker

Mia Lloyd

Women’s Discus F42-44 / F61-64

Carmarthen & District Harriers & DSW Para Academy

Paul Mabey

Joseph Rees Gara

Men’s 1500m

Wigan & District

Trevor Painter

Tomi Roberts-Jones

Men’s 100m T38 & Long Jump F38

DSW Para Academy

Morgan Jones

Lewis Stephens

Men’s 100m & Mixed 4x100m Relay

Cardiff Athletics

Helen James

Congratulations to Joseph Berry who has been named as the Team Captain for Athletics at the Games.

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