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Commonwealth Youth Games 2023: Introducing our Sprint Athletes

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02/08/2023 00:00, In Blog / Track & Field / Commonwealth Games /

There are just two days to go until this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games in the twin nation island of Trinidad and Tobago will be underway. Welsh Athletics is proud to introduce the sprint and endurance athletes who will be representing Team Wales.

Joseph Berry

Joseph Berry

From: Newport

Event: 100m, 200m, 4x100m mixed relay

Coach: Eric Oram

Club: Newport Harriers

Joseph Berry will captain the athletics team at the Trinbgao Games. At 15 Berry was selected as a reserve for Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the European U18 Championships. The five-time Welsh Indoor Champion and four-time Welsh Outdoor Champion broke Christian Malcom’s 100m club record and equalled his 200m record held since 1995.

“Getting selected means everything to me. I have been working so hard for this the past year since my injury and it has been a great relief and very grateful to have been selected.


“My dream in athletics is to be the fastest Welshman ever and go to the Commonwealth Games in a few years.”

Sophie Lisk

Sophie Lisk

From: Cardiff

Event: 100m hurdles, 4x100m mixed relay

Coach: Phillip Warwicker

Club: Cardiff Archers

In the process of getting the Commonwealth Youth Games nomination standard, Sophie Lisk broke the U18 100m hurdle record, beating Lauren Evan’s record from 2017 with a time of 13.73. Lisk took the SIAB Track & Field title in sprint hurdles at the 2022 edition of the International in Belfast.

“I feel so happy and excited to be selected to represent Team Wales at the Commonwealth Youth Games.


“I have been working towards this as a goal and I was delighted to hear this news. It’s an honour to be able to represent my country doing a sport I love at the Commonwealth Youth Games.”

Tomi Robert-Jones

Tomi Roberts-Jones

From: Cardiff

Event: T38 100m, T38 long jump

Coach: Morgan Jones

Club: DSW Para Academy

Tomi Roberts-Jones started athletics at 8 years old after attending a Disability Sport Wales open day which showcased para-sports. This season Roberts-Jones has achieved two personal bests in both the 100m and long jump following major neurosurgery at Great Ormond Street at the beginning of this year.

“I’m looking forward to representing Wales, I’m so proud to be selected. I was surprised, but I am 100% committed to performing to the best of my ability.


“I am always working towards achieving the best version that I can be, this opportunity is a dream come true”.

Lewis Stephens

From: Cardiff

Event: 100m, 4x100m mixed relay

Coach: Helen James

Club: Cardiff Athletics

Lewis Stephens started athletics at the age of 11. He has represented Wales in SIAB in both Ireland and Scotland in 100m,200m and relay. He was Welsh Schools Champion last season in 100m and his current personal best in this distance is 10.81 seconds.

Stephens is also Regional Champion for 100m and achieved silver in the 200m in Welsh Championships last season. 

“I’m really excited to represent Wales. I was surprised when I got the call.”

Zico Jones

From: Aberystwyth 

Event: 400m

Coach: Ty Holden

Club: Shaftesbury Barnet

Zico Jones first got into athletics during primary school after being selected to represent the school in cross country.

This season Jones has been crowned England Athletics U17 Indoor Champion and South of England U17 Indoor Champion over 400m and was crowned Welsh Athletics Male Junior Athlete of the Year in 2022.

I’m pleased and relieved to be selected. This is something I have been working towards since last year.”

Ashton Fish

From: Cardiff

Event: T38 100m

Coach: Morgan Jones

Club: DSW Para Academy


Ashton Fish was ten years old when he got into athletics and started off attending sessions with DSW. 

He recently competed in South Africa in the GAPS camp and won silver and gold in the long jump and 100m sprint. 

I feel amazing, considering it’s the first introduction of para sport into the Youth Games I feel honoured to have been selected to represent my country. 

Keep up-to-date with all the Commonwealth Youth Games news here.