Journey To The Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games Wales (CGW) is the lead body for Commonwealth sport in Wales and is responsible for selecting, preparing and leading Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games.


For every Games, we aim to deliver the best prepared team possible, and create an inspiring environment for athletes to experience a unique multi-sport event on the World stage. We also aim to raise awareness of all Commonwealth countries through engaging every individual in Wales and Welsh communities across the Commonwealth.

We are one of 72 Commonwealth Games Associations who are members of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). Together with Canada, New Zealand, England, Australia and Scotland, Commonwealth Games Wales is one of only 6 countries to have competed in every single Games since its launch in 1930.

The last Commonwealth Games were held in Birmingham last summer where Team Wales won 28 medals. Anwen Butten (Lawn Bowls) led the team as Captain, and both Tesni Evans (Squash) and Geraint Thomas (cycling) were the flag bearers at the Opening Ceremony.

Team Wales have an impressive line up of athletes who have represented their Country at a Games over the years; Colin Jackson, Hollie Arnold, Elinor Barker, Kirsty Wade, Frankie Jones, Geraint Thomas, Michaela Breeze, Bob Morgan, Natalie Powell…the list is endless!

This August, Trinidad and Tobago will host the Commonwealth Youth Games, where nations across the Commonwealth bring young athletes to compete in an elite environment across multiple sports, and for the first time in history, para sport is included in the competition schedule.

The next Commonwealth Games will return to Australia for the sixth time in 2026. Host City Victoria will have 20 sports and 9 fully integrated para sports. Golf and Coastal Rowing will make their Commonwealth debut.

Good luck to all the athletes as they begin their journey towards Team Wales selection for 2026.